Developing Countries

Will Technological Unemployment Fuel Modern Slavery in Southeast Asia?

Technology might produce a spike in slavery, and it’s not related to your smartphone addiction.<p>The Human Rights Outlook 2018 report released on Thursday by risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft highlights how the rise in automation and robot manufacturing could force out of their jobs millions of …

South-east Asia

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It’s Complicated

For as long as there have been babies, there have been debates over how to feed them.<p>Wet nursing, which began as early as 2000 B.C., was once a widely accepted option for mothers who could not or did not want to breast-feed, but it faced criticism during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The …


Who Should Pay to Fix Climate Change? | Peril & Promise

ORIGINAL SERIES<p>Who Should Pay to Fix Climate Change?<p>Posted: 7/12/2018<p>Who’s responsible for paying the cost of climate change? The wealthier countries …


The global challenge is bigger than China

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFranken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' Midterm primary turnout …


Not My Job: We Quiz The IMF's Christine Lagarde On NYC's Fiorello La Guardia

Christine Lagarde is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the former Finance Minister of France. We've invited her to answer three questions about Fiorello La Guardia, who served as mayor of New York City in the 1930s and '40s.<p><b>Click the audio link above to see how she …

International Monetary Fund

Do not defame the practice of "market for technology"

<i>Note: The following is an edited translation of a commentary on the U.S.-initiated trade dispute from the Chinese-language "Commentaries on</i> …


Ireland makes world history as first country to divest from fossil fuels

Government to drop coal, oil and gas investments from Ireland Strategic Investment Fund.<p>History was made in Dáil Eireann yesterday (12 July) when the …


Small business threatened by Amazon even in developing world: Alan Patricof

Alan Patricof Greycroft founder discusses big tech's challenges and the impact of Amazon on young companies.

Small Business

Two Midwest states investigating more than 100 infections linked to McDonald's

Both the Illinois and Iowa public health departments report they are investigating a spike in cyclospora infections it says are linked to salads sold …

Public Health

In developing world, an expensive push to reduce cooking fire deaths falls short

For many decades, it was one of the globe’s most underappreciated health menaces: household pollution in developing countries, much of it smoke from cooking fires.<p>The dangerous smoke — from wood, dung or charcoal fires used by 3 billion people in villages and slums across Africa, Central America …

Fossil Fuels

Defending China

May 2 will be my two-year "China-versary." When I scroll back through my WeChat Moments and look at the first post I made coming off the plane, I can …

News (China)

'Practical Tools to Localize and Implement the SDG11 and the New Urban Agenda in Cities in the Developing World' SDGs Learning, Training and Practice (9 -13 July 2018)

9 Jul 2018 - HLPF 2018 Special event.<p>Organized by UNITAR & IDEA The Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social …

United Nations

Family planning is crucial for those in the developing world

A darling, petite young woman with a beautiful smile on the outside, Mecca’s reality is a daily onslaught of pain and shame due to a completely …


Review of SDGs implementation

Review of SDGs implementation: SDG 17 – Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable …


The Green Climate Fund is facing an opportunity – not a crisis

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Now is the perfect time to redefine how the Green …


Capturing the impact of South-South Cooperation in the SDG era .

Capturing the impact of South-South Cooperation in the SDG era<p>Friday, 13 July 2018<p>1:00 PM - 3:00 PM<p>Office for South-South Cooperation 304 East 45th …

World Economy

What's NEXT Ep. 3: Building credit worldwide with Juvo

In this episode, I speak with Juvo’s Head of Data Science, Aristotle Socrates, about how his company can help the billions of mobile users in the …


Iowa Health Officials Looking Into Rise In Parasitic Illness

<b>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —</b> Iowa health officials are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from the parasite Cyclospora.<p>The Iowa Department …


Trump’s formula for success

Trump favors industry over breastfeeding mothers in poorer countries

Trump Administration

Remember to call your grandparents: Multigenerational mobility in the developing world

A large body of literature has shown that the outcomes of children are tied to the outcomes of their parents or, in other words, that children face …


Cost of Not Educating Girls

Report<p>Introduction<p>If every girl worldwide received 12 years of free, safe, quality education, lifetime earnings for women could increase by $15 …


Scoop: Netanyahu's economic adviser backs Trump's trade war with China

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior economic adviser, Avi Simhon, last Tuesday supported President Trump's trade war with Beijing …

Hillary Clinton

Practical Tools to Localize and Implement the SDG11 and the New Urban Agenda in Cities in the Developing World .

Practical Tools to Localize and Implement the SDG11 and the New Urban Agenda in Cities in the Developing World

Developing Countries

Why India needs to ally with China in the global trade war

India needs to build a strong alliance with China and other developing countries facing similar threats to their agriculture from fat-cat farmers in …

Business (India)

CDM design flaws can taint CORSIA, but supply from small developing countries could provide real emissions reductions

Aruba’s Vader Piet Wind Park. Credit: Miles Grant<p>By Kristin Qui, Environmental Defense Fund Tom Graff Fellow, International Carbon Markets<p>Last month, …


Developed and developing: An outdated classification for countries?

Countries have traditionally been divided into two broad categories according to their capacity to innovate. Now, researchers say these categories …

Public Health

Is There Really a ‘China Model’?

He Yafei, former vice minister of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote an op-ed in the July 9 English-language edition of the <i>China Daily</i>, …


'Antimicrobial drug resistance causing death of newborns’, says new study

Express News Service<p>CHENNAI: Antimicrobial drug resistance is increasingly causing more deaths of newborn children, particularly in developing …


Dollar Slides Against Emerging-Market Currencies

The U.S. currency falls against the Mexican peso, the South African rand and others as trade tensions appear to ebb<p>The dollar fell against emerging-market currencies Thursday, as trade tensions appeared to ebb after reports earlier this week that the Trump administration was considering additional …

Stock Markets

Taking stock of the political economy of power sector reforms in developing countries : a literature review (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Author Lee, Alan David; Usman, Zainab;<br>• Document Date 2018/07/11 10:51:03<br>• Document Type Policy Research Working Paper<br>• Report Number WPS8518<br>• Volume …

World Bank