​ADDITIONAL FACTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

  • In 2016, over 64.4% of products exported by the least developed countries to world markets faced zero tariffs, an increase of 20% since 2010.

  • Evidence from developing countries shows that children in the poorest 20 per cent of the populations are still up to three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in the richest quintiles.

  • Social protection has been significantly extended globally, yet persons with disabilities are up to five times more likely than average to incur catastrophic health expenditures.

  • Despite overall declines in maternal mortality in most developing countries, women in rural areas are still up to three times more likely to die while giving birth than women living in urban centers.

  • Up to 30 per cent of income inequality is due to inequality within households, including between women and men. Women are also more likely than men to live below 50 per cent of the median income

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

WEBSITES

  1. Does the website end in .edu, .gov or .org?

  2. Does the site or database article contain a bibliography of sources? 

  3. Is the content provided for public service or educational use? 

  4. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  5. Is there a date associated with the site or information on the site?  

 

BOOKS

  1. Does the book contain a bibliography of sources? 

  2. Is the content for public service or educational use? 

  3. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  4. ​What is the copyright date? 

  5. ​Will this book give you useful information for your service project?

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