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The Africapolis database is the first to map urbanization dynamics in Africa based on data available for 7,500 cities.
The vast majority of member states have immunization rates below recommended WHO levels. Religion could be playing a decisive role.
European healthcare systems are increasingly dealing with new bacteria which resist traditional antibiotics. The situation threatens quality standards and budgets across Europe.
Since the turn of the century, the Old Continent stands out as the only macro-region experiencing declining numbers in its prison population. However, positive developments in Russia are key in explaining the trend. The EU benefits from the positive dynamics in Eastern and Central Europe. Recent data for Italy are worrisome.
In Europe, sexist stereotypes hinder the deployment of effective tools to combat gender-based violence. In 2018 the ratification of the Istanbul Convention was rejected by Bulgaria and Slovakia. But even where the Convention has been ratified, its application is slow to advance.
Each year thousands of Europeans go abroad to undergo fertility treatment. A two-month investigation analyses what is known and what remains to be discovered about this largely hidden phenomenon.
The report "Settling In 2018" analyses the integration policies of OECD and European Union countries since the 2008 crisis.
The OECD has just published a new report on the level of social expenditure.
The SHARE survey is the first European multidisciplinary survey on the health, retirement and economic situation of people aged 50 and over.
Many European cities did not wait for central governments’ green light to take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and big data to improve governance and their citizens’ lives. A closer look at Utrecht and Santander shows how smart cities can play a role model.