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A Bad Free Trade Agreement Is Worse than Nothing

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Nazran Zhafri Ahmad JohariKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 25 2019 – With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump’s novel neo-mercantilist ...

Is Inclusive Growth an Oxymoron?

Cooking by candle light. Credit: Tomislav Georgiev / World Bank By Pinelopi GoldbergWASHINGTON DC, Jun 25 2019 – After participating in two events on inequality at the Spring ...

Blockchain Releases Farmers From the Collateral Trap

Financial inclusion services can help boost the productivity of smallholder farmers in Africa. Pictured here is maize farmer Senamiso Ndlovu, from Nyamandlovu District, Zimbabwe. Credit: ...

Partnering for Youth in Central Asia

Teenagers hanging out in Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan the lack of sexuality education has led to 91 percent of young people aged between 15 and 19 not having accurate and full knowledge ...

Women’s Rights are Key in Slowing Down Population

By Sivananthi ThanenthiranUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 – The increase in world population by 2 billion in the next 30 years will present a serious global challenge especially ...

SNOMED International Welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Health Information Center to the SNOMED CT Community

London, United Kingdom, June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SNOMED International and the National Health Information Center (NHIC) are pleased to announce that the Kingdom of Saudi ...

Liberalism and Developing Countries

A U.S. soldier stands watch at the Kindi IDP Resettlement Center near Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 16, 2009. Credit: U.S. Navy Photo By Leila Yasmine Khan and Daud KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun ...

Are Hotels Dangerous? Putting in Context Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 24 2019 – Being a frequent visitor to the Dominican Republic, where I occasionally have enjoyed the high standard, security and excellent ...

World’s Poorest Nations Weighed Down by Fastest Growing Populations

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 2019 – With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid ...

Chinese DG To Lead FAO For 4 Years From 1 Aug 2019

By IPS INTERNATIONAL DESKROME, Jun 24 2019 – Qu Dongyu, China’s vice minister for agriculture and rural affairs, was elected to be the next Director-General of FAO, winning ...
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