Foreign Currency and Gold Reserves in Europe

Debt to GDP Ratios Globally

Debt to GDP Ratios in EU

COVID-19 Government responses

FACTBOX-Global central bank response to the coronavirus outbreak

Human Development Report 2019

This was published before the COVID-19 outbreak and describes the mounting global dissatisfaction, much of which can be traced back to the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis

It is entitled Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today:Inequalities in human development in the 21st century

The Foreword is almost prophetic given that one can imagine a great deal of unrest in thee coming months:

The wave of demonstrations sweeping across countries is a clear sign that, for all our progress, something in our globalised world is not working.

Different triggers are bringing people onto the streets: the cost of a train ticket, the price of petrol, political demands for independence.

A connecting thread, though, is deep and rising frustration with inequalities.

Understanding how to address today’s disquiet requires looking Beyond Income, Beyond Averages and Beyond Today, as this Human Development Report sets out to do.

Too often, inequality is framed around economics, fed and measured by the notion that making money is the most important thing in life.

But societies are cracking under the strain of this assumption, and while people may protest to keep pennies in their pockets, power is the protagonist of this story: the power of the few; the powerlessness of the many; and the collective power of people to demand change.

These are some of the issues to be taken up in Community

You can also find out more about your country and its Human Development Index here

The World Happiness Report

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The World Happiness Report 2020 for the first time ranks cities around the world by their subjective well-being and digs more deeply into how the social, urban and natural environments combine to affect our happiness.


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Europe 2020 indicators – poverty and social exclusion

How do poverty and social exclusion affect Europe?


Unemployment rates in the European Union regions in 2017

Population Below Poverty Line in European Countries