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Martes, 07 Febrero 2017 09:31

Making Global Trade More Gender-Inclusive

Making Global Trade More Gender-Inclusiveli (margin-bottom:20px;)@media only screen ( .fnlink, .footnotes ( display:none; )) The benefits of global trade are numerous and well-documented, but trade channels can still be made more inclusive for women entrepreneurs and wage workers. Incorporating pre-ratification conditions into the trade...
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Viernes, 03 Febrero 2017 00:00

Sex Education in the Digital Era

Sex Education in the Digital Era

Exploring sex and sexual relationships is animportant part of adolescence, and therefore sex education should have acentral role in adolescent emotional development as well as dealing with crucialpublic-health issues.

Good sex education reduces maternal and child mortalityby helping to prevent...

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Fiscal Policy, Income Redistribution and Poverty Reduction in Low and Middle Income Countries - Working Paper 448Current policy discussion focuses primarily on the power of fiscal policy to reduce inequality. Yet, comparable fiscal incidence analysis for 28 low and middle income countries reveals that, although fiscal systems are always equalizing, that is not always true for...
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Expanding Women's Role in Developing Technology: Increasing Productivity, Improving Livesli (margin-bottom:20px;)@media only screen ( .fnlink, .footnotes ( display:none; )) Just as the evidence suggests that a more gender-inclusive political system may lead to better policies for women and girls (Chattopadhyay and Duflo, 2004), and integrating women into corporate boards...
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Scott Ozanus, guest blogger, is the Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer at KPMG. He is also a member of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood

Early childhood as the foundation for tomorrow’s workforceEarly childhood is key to a productive current workforce as...
Miércoles, 28 Diciembre 2016 16:00

Journalists, economists and making the news

Journalists, economists and making the newsWenceslaus Mushi (center) during a television program.

When Wenceslaus Mushi watches the evening news on the television at his home in Dar es Salaam, he often finds himself shouting out tips to the reporters.  “They aren’t asking the right questions,” says...

The power of art: A call to action on the Early YearsView a slideshow of photos by Lieve Blancquaert here

Ed’s note: This guest blog is by Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States of America in Washington DC
 
A Kenyan mother seated in the...

Miércoles, 21 Diciembre 2016 00:00

Investing in mental health in low-income countries

This paper and policy brief set out incremental approaches to investment and service delivery to make investing in mental health realistic and manageable for LIC governments....

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Lunes, 12 Diciembre 2016 18:26

Five innovative education trends from Korea

Five innovative education trends from KoreaStudents in Korea (Photo: World Bank)

Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality. It also lays the basis for sustained growth.  Better schooling investments raise national income growth rates.  In nearly all countries, though...

Viernes, 09 Diciembre 2016 00:00

International Anti-Corruption Day 2016

International Anti-Corruption Day 2016

Today, 9 December, is Anti-corruption Day and people throughout the world are taking action! Please join them and commit to playing your part in defeating corruption.
People are dying because money meant for health care is stolen. The proceeds of...

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Working on early childhood development in MaliAn evaluation measuring the impact of daily micronutrient supplements combined with parent education on children’s development is underway. (Photo by:  Curt Carnemark / World Bank)

Natalie Roschnik was a newly minted graduate student when she accepted her first job with ...

Mental health is an issue for the development sector. So why aren´t we doing more....

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Martes, 27 Septiembre 2016 00:00

Climate resilient planning toolkit

A toolkit to improve resilience of Basic Service Delivery Systems designed to develop and deliver health, education, water and sanitation hardware interventions....

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Viernes, 15 Julio 2016 00:00

Ukraine: The Line

Europe Briefing N°81 18 Jul 2016
OVERVIEW
The 500km line of separation between Russian-supported separatist districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and the rest of Ukraine is not fit for purpose. The ceasefire negotiated at the February 2015 Minsk talks...

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Jueves, 14 Julio 2016 00:00

Venezuela's hard landing

Phil Gunson , Open Democracy | 15 Jul 2016 Venezuela was once the democratic exception. In a continent dominated by military dictatorships, the two-party system installed after the fall of Gen. Marcos Pérez Jiménez in 1958...

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Asia Report N°281 6 Jul 2016
AFP/TED ALJIBE
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The southern Philippines is potentially closer to peace than at any time in the four decades since Muslim insurgents started fighting for independence, but the substantial progress over...

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