Human Development

This Is What the World’s Waste Does to People in Poorer Countries
This Is What the World’s Waste Does to People in Poorer Countries
Waste is the biggest problem in countries which are unequipped to deal with it. Charlotte Edmond It’s contaminating our oceans.
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An Economist Explains How to Value the Internet
An Economist Explains How to Value the Internet
Erik Byronjolfsson – Ceri Parker It is one the most commonly used measures of economic activity: gross domestic product (GDP),
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Stopping the Great Splintering: A 5-Step Plan to Revive Multilateralism
Stopping the Great Splintering: A 5-Step Plan to Revive Multilateralism
Oli Brown A new publication on SDGs and foreign policy, prepared by researchers at the German thinktank adelphi, highlights a
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Female Tractor Drivers and Electricians in Chad Disrupt the Status Quo
Female Tractor Drivers and Electricians in Chad Disrupt the Status Quo
World Bank On the outskirts of a village close to Lake Chad, an unusual scene captures the attention of visitors.
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Governments Provide Preliminary Feedback on SDG Summit Outcome
Governments Provide Preliminary Feedback on SDG Summit Outcome
During the consultations on 22 May, governments expressed general support for the co-facilitators’ draft, but views differed on reflecting means
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Addis Ababa to Host Ministerial Meeting on Support of Sudan's Stability
Launching Global Consultations on the World Bank Group’s upcoming Strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence
Franck Bousquet April marked the official launch of global consultations to inform the World Bank Group’s first-ever Strategy for Fragility,
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To Balance Debt and Development, Transparency and Purpose are Key
To Balance Debt and Development, Transparency and Purpose are Key
Ceyla Pazarbasioglu Unsustainable debt. Debt distress. Debt trap. These dire terms are once again back in the headlines, just a
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The Free Market is not the Answer
The Free Market is not the Answer
Jochen Steinhilber Finally, someone pointed out the massive economic elephant loitering in the room of political discourse: in an interview
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GSDR Co-Chair Briefs Delegations on Report Finalization Process
GSDR Co-Chair Briefs Delegations on Report Finalization Process
Nathalie Risse, Ph.D. The independent group of scientists for producing the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) released a draft
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Governments Provide Preliminary Feedback on SDG Summit Outcome
Zero Draft of SDG Summit Outcome Sets Out 10 Commitments
Faye Leone The co-facilitators for the outcome document of the SDG Summit released a “zero draft” for Member States’ consideration
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UN Security Council Urges End to Violence against Civilians in Sudan
UN Report Finds High Trade Tensions and Policy Uncertainty Continue to Damage Prospects for Economic Growth
Weaker global growth creates further challenges for sustainable development. UN REPORT 2019 The global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth
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Stakeholder Coalition Suggests Six Principles for HLPF Review
Stakeholder Coalition Suggests Six Principles for HLPF Review
SDGs Platform A coalition of stakeholders developed a set of principles for the upcoming intergovernmental review of the UN High-level
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