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Poor nations ‘pushed into new debt crisis’

Poor nations ‘pushed into new debt crisis’ | Development economics | Scoop.it
Jubilee Debt Campaign says as many as two-thirds of 43 developing countries it analysed are at risk over next decade
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For Poor Countries, China Is No Model

For Poor Countries, China Is No Model | Development economics | Scoop.it
State-centered growth may seem like an answer to popular unrest, but the long-term costs are too high, writes Dambisa Moyo.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, September 22, 2014 12:03 PM

Dambisa Moyo comes to this issue from a strongly pro-market, trade liberalising perspective. Read through her article - do you agree with the sentiments expressed? Or do you want to take issue with her examples?

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Do poor countries really get richer?

Do poor countries really get richer? | Development economics | Scoop.it
DO POVERTY traps exist? Academics seem to think so. According to Google Scholar, so far this year academics have used the phrase “poverty trap” 1,210 times....
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Does Ghana’s oil boom spell the end for its fishing industry?

Does Ghana’s oil boom spell the end for its fishing industry? | Development economics | Scoop.it

Fishermen say the foreign firms exploring for oil and gas are forcing them out of the waters they have trawled for centuries. 


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Geoff Riley's curator insight, August 26, 2014 3:39 AM

Excellent piece for developing evaluation skills for A2 development economists

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Insight On Africa: Special Report

Insight On Africa: Special Report | Development economics | Scoop.it
A new Legatum Institute report, Insight on Africa, shows that economic growth, improving health standards and greater foreign and domestic investment – amongst other factors – are having a positive impact on prosperity in the region.

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Tibetans displaced 'amid mining'

Tibetans displaced 'amid mining' | Development economics | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, December 15, 2013 1:29 PM

The human cost of land grabs is emphasised in this BBC news report

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Extreme Poverty Reduction: An MDGs Success Story?

Extreme Poverty Reduction: An MDGs Success Story? | Development economics | Scoop.it
The goal of extreme poverty reduction is surely the best-known of the UN's eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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There's more to 'womenomics' than keeping cows in India

There's more to 'womenomics' than keeping cows in India | Development economics | Scoop.it
Heather Stewart: The appointment of Janet Yellen was a heartening moment for women; but so much female potential is still untapped

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:18 AM

Raising female participation in the labour market and dismantling ceilings to their advancement in politics, economics, finance and commerce is critical for development - an important article here from Heather Stewart in the Observer 

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Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$130 Million in Immediate Assistance to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$130 Million in Immediate Assistance to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in Response to the Ebola Outbreak | Development economics | Scoop.it
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Beyond cows

Beyond cows | Development economics | Scoop.it
A cumbersome savings plan ADULTS in developing countries are half as likely to have an account at a formal financial institution as those in the rich world. Only 18%...
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Global Fairtrade sales reach £4.4bn following 15% growth during 2013

Global Fairtrade sales reach £4.4bn following 15% growth during 2013 | Development economics | Scoop.it
UK continues as largest international market for Fairtrade products with total reaching £1.8bn

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Aid to the rescue

Aid to the rescue | Development economics | Scoop.it
FIFTY years ago the first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development launched a debate about how much money rich countries should give to poor ones to reduce...

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Overseas Aid and Economic Development - Debt ...

High income countries have, on average, a much higher level of external debt: 126 percent of GDP for G7 countries in 2011 compared to 19 percent for the top ten developing countries.
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Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money?

Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money? | Development economics | Scoop.it
PAYING for a taxi ride using your mobile phone is easier in Nairobi than it is in New York, thanks to Kenya’s world-leading mobile-money system, M-PESA. Launched...

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(EN)-(PDF) - Economic Development and Growth Glossary | Geoff Riley

"Glossary of key terms for the ED"


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