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.Read more.
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),Read more.
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 aRead more.
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.Read more.
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 meansRead more.
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,Read more.
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 aRead more.
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 interviewRead more.
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 draftRead more.
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’ considerationRead more.
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 growthRead more.
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-levelRead more.