The Good and the Bad News for Charities

I came across the following appalling statistics in the recent McKinsey & Company report “Shaping the New Rules of Competition: UN Global Compact Participant Mirror” in July 2007:

  • In the Asia-Pacific region almost 1 child out of 5 between the ages of 5 and 14 is in the workforce. In the Sub-Saharan Africa that figure is closer to 3 out of 10.
  • The WHO estimates that at least 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to basic healthcare, and that infectious diseases and complications of pregnancy cause at least 10 million deaths a year.

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