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Daily news – February 5, 2022

AFRICA African Union: Focus on Rights, Justice at Summit. Human Rights Watch: President Macky Sall of Senegal should ensure that civilian protection, human rights, and justice and accountability are the focus of the African Union’s agenda as he takes over leadership of the 55-country body, Human Rights Watch said today. The African Union (AU) summit is […]

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Global economy and development in 2021: What we learned in Brookings Global (Esther Rosen and David Batcheck, Brookings)

The past year, we have witnessed widening economic and social disparities and inequities and increasing concentration of poverty exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Brookings experts within the Global Economy and Development program continued to identify opportunities to ensure a more equitable future for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Global economy and development in […]

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Sviluppo sostenibile, l’intelligenza artificiale ci aiuta a centrare il modello giusto (Valter Fraccaro, Agenda Digitale)

Per migliorare l’equilibrio del pianeta, è giunta l’ora di abbracciare un modello di sviluppo sostenibile e l’intelligenza artificiale ci può essere una grande alleata. Dobbiamo in particolare imparare a usare volontà politica, responsabilità sociale, capitali e intelligenza artificiale (AI), coniugando etica e tecnologia per voltare pagina. Costruire un futuro sostenibile è possibile, ma tocca alle generazioni presenti, che non possono sbagliare, perché […]

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The promise of services-led development (Gaurav Nayyar, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, and Elwyn Davies, Brookings)

Manufacturing-led growth has been the central development paradigm for centuries, but it is time to shift the spotlight. The share of industry in total employment across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has, strikingly, remained almost unchanged in recent decades (Figure 1).  Rather, the share of the services sector increased from 40 percent to 50 percent […]

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Development/Climate Change. Nature-based solutions to development and climate change challenges (Marie Ladekjær Gravesen and Mikkel Funder, DIIS)

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to climate- and development-related challenges have recently gained attention in development cooperation. Among other, approaches that fall under the NbS umbrella include Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA), Ecosystem-based Mitigation (EbM) and Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR). This new DIIS Working Paper focuses on nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation, EbA. It provides an overview of […]

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Trade and development: The view from 50 years ago (Brookings)

Farrukh Iqbal In preparing to teach a course on trade and development recently, I was struck by how much views on the subject had changed since I first took a course on development economics 50 years ago. To pursue this idea further, I consulted the 1970 edition of “Leading Issues in Development Economics” by Gerald […]

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(Research/Development/Innovation/USA) Changes and Trends in Research and Development and Its Impact on Innovation (CFR)

Speakers Jonathan Gruber Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Josh Wolfe Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital Presiders James P. Dougherty Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations Research and development (R&D) are fundamental to the progress of innovation. With the advent of the internet of things, an interconnected global […]

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(UN/Development/Transparency) The case for greater project-level transparency of the UN’s development work (DIE)

Max-Otto Baumann https://www.die-gdi.de/en/briefing-paper/article/the-case-for-greater-project-level-transparency-of-the-uns-development-work/

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Strategies/City, development, technology: the perspective of migrants and refugees (Lucy Earle, Marco Emanuele, The Science of Where Magazine)

The Science of Where Magazine meets Lucy Earle, a principal researcher in the Human Settlements Research Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development | Linking local priorities and global challenges (iied.org). She leads the Institute’s research and policy engagement on urban crises and urban forced displacement and is principal investigator on a three-year UKAID-funded study comparing the […]

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PANDEMIC/DEVELOPMENT/DEBT – World Bank urges ‘greener, smarter, more equitable’ recovery path (Al Jazeera)

The economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are giving countries an opportunity to pursue “greener, smarter, more equitable” development paths, but onerous debt burdens remain a major obstacle for poorer nations struggling to rebuild, the World Bank said on Tuesday. https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/1/5/world-bank-sees-opportunities-and-obstacles-in-global-recovery

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SOUTHEAST ASIA/DEVELOPMENT – Development in Southeast Asia: Opportunities for donor collaboration (George Ingram, Brookings)