Monday, April 22, 2013

Statistics Sweden’s statistics are available for new services

From: http://www.scb.se/Pages/List____354067.aspx

Now companies and private individuals have access to Statistics Sweden’s statistics, which can be used for new products and services. This involves data from the Statistical Database that can be digitally transferred via a programming interface called an API.


APIs (Application Programming Interface) can be processed and used, for example, to build apps for smartphones or new web services. You can use tables or parts of tables from the Statistical Database at Statistics Sweden free of charge.

The ambition of the Swedish Government's digital agenda is to improve conditions for the reuse of public information from government agencies for both commercial and non-profit purposes. This is also regulated in the PSI Directive and the INSPIRE directive from the EU.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Economist - The wealthy economies are in for a tough year


Apr 18th 2013, 15:13 by Economist.com
Trending: Outlook for economic growth in the West is bleak, according to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook, released on April 16th. Worldwide output is expected to grow at just over 3% in 2013, but rich countries will lag behind, expanding at 1.2%. Growth in emerging markets, by contrast, will exceed 5%, with Asia and sub-Saharan Africa motoring along at 7% and 5.6% respectively. View chart on GDP growth forecasts for 2013 http://econ.st/Z6c8Bh
Trending: Outlook for economic growth in the West is bleak, according to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook, released on April 16th. Worldwide output is expected to grow at just over 3% in 2013, but rich countries will lag behind, expanding at 1.2%. Growth in emerging markets, by contrast, will exceed 5%, with Asia and sub-Saharan Africa motoring along at 7% and 5.6% respectively. View chart on GDP growth forecasts for 2013http://econ.st/Z6c8Bh

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Espon - Gender Imbalances in European Regions

From: http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Publications/Menu_MapsOfTheMonth/map1301.html

 



Policy context

5 February 2013 - The Territorial Agenda 2020 highlights that Europe faces challenges with regard to aging and depopulation in several regions including rural and peripheral ones. On growth and social cohesion the Europe 2020 objective of inclusive growth is asking at the same time for the implementation of policies to promote gender equality and to increase labour force participation. Hence, gender imbalances are not only an issue for gender politics. They are both an effect of territorial developments and structures, and a condition for future growth of regions having an impact on social and territorial cohesion.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Eurostat - Science, technology and innovation in Europe

From: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-GN-13-001/EN/KS-GN-13-001-EN.PDF

This pocketbook gives an overview of science, technology and innovation (STI) statistics. All the statistical data and indicators are based on sources available at Eurostat. Only the most relevant indicators have been selected so as to give an overall statistical picture of science, technology and innovation in Europe and of where the EU stands in relation to its partners.