Please see below selected recent cities/urbanisation-related change.
Please see below selected societal and organisational governance-related change.
- In many parts of the world, women running for election are still too often disadvantaged by discrimination, intimidation and lack of funding. But globally, the trend is positive. Some countries are doing well. Rwanda, Cuba, Bolivia - all have parliaments with more than 50% women, while others, like Haiti and Qatar, have none.
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Please see below recent freedom-related change.
- The number of journalists imprisoned globally in 2019 remained near record highs, with 250 of them put behind bars for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Please see below selected recent risk-related change.
- While China's influence is largely seen as positive in many emerging markets, this is not the case among its neighbours in the Asia-Pacific: on average, 59% of those surveyed across Australia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India think that investment from China is risky, giving Beijing too much influence over their economies.