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Les perspectives de l'économie mondiale

Les perspectives de l'économie mondiale | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

La Banque Mondiale a publié un rapport sur les perspectives de croissance mondiale. Selon l’institution « le pire est passé » mais les pays à hauts revenus resteront fragiles cette année. Les pays du Sud auraient, quant à eux, intérêt à développer leur marché national selon l’institution.


Lien vers le rapport: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROSPECTS/Resources/334934-1322593305595/8287139-1358278153255/GEP13AFinalFullReport_.pdf ;

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Ensuring small holders aren't squeezed out of agricultural investments

Ensuring small holders aren't squeezed out of agricultural investments | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Tipping the Balance, a new joint research report from Oxfam and the IIED has discovered that current popular policies can tip the balance away from small farmers. How can we ensure small holder farmers get a better deal?

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OECD: Development Co-operation Report 2012

OECD: Development Co-operation Report 2012 | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The Development Co-operation Report is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on trends in international aid. This year, the Development Co-operation Report 2012: Lessons in linking sustainability and development seeks to provide insights into how to address today’s sustainable development challenges, with a focus on inclusiveness and good governance to ensure that our finite resources are equitably distributed, now and in the future. Sharing finite resources among a growing number of people – and consumers – is a critical challenge. It is in this spirit that J. Brian Atwood, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), invited several intellectual leaders on the challenges of inclusive, sustainable development to contribute to this year’s report (see below for the full list of authors).

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Africa can feed itself

Shortages would end if African governments traded with each other rather than importing from outside, says World Bank

 

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/29/africa-can-feed-itself

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WEF - Global Gender Gap 2012

WEF - Global Gender Gap 2012 | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure of gender equality that can track a country’s progress over time. The index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that – within their region or income group – are leaders in dividing resources more equitably between women and men than other countries, regardless of the overall level of resources available.

 

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. Based on the seven years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its inception, it finds that the majority of countries covered have made slow progress on closing gender gaps.

 

The Guardian article on the report: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2012/oct/24/mind-the-gender-gap

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Tackling the jobs crisis: new thinking from the World Bank and UNESCO

Tackling the jobs crisis: new thinking from the World Bank and UNESCO | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Oxfam’s head of research, Ricardo Fuentes reviews two big reports on jobs from the World Bank and UNESCO

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What’s up (or down) with global hunger?

What’s up (or down) with global hunger? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Research Policy Advisor Richard King expresses his opinion on recent reports about global hunger.

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Global hunger index - Italian version

L’uso insostenibile delle terre, dell’acqua e dell’energia sta minacciando la sicurezza alimentare dei più poveri e più vulnerabili, secondo l’Indice Globale della Fame (Global Hunger Index — GHI) presentato a Milano giovedì 11 ottobre da Cesvi, in collaborazione con Link 2007, ISPI, Comune di Milano e il Patrocinio di Expo 2015.

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OECD Report Shows Rise Of Internet Services

Internet firms continue to drive global economic growth and job increases in the information technology sector, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found in a new report.

 

The report provides details on the rise of employment in the ICT sector, led by internet firms such as Amazon and Google, but also provides a number of other data such as revenue earned and projections.

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African Development Bank: Performance of sub-Saharan African countries in the water and sanitation sector

Differences in financial and operational capacities among governments: These are — quite unsurprisingly — the two major factors why progress on meeting water and sanitation-related development goals across sub-Saharan Africa is largely uneven.

 

This is according to a new African Development Bank report that compares and analyzes the performance of sub-Saharan African countries in the water and sanitation sector. The bank also compares how effectively countries used development aid they got for this sector, which received less than 0.1 percent of total aid disbursed to the region between 1995 and 2008.

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HORIZON 2025: creative destruction in the aid industry

Horizon 2025, a report by the U.K.-based Overseas Development Institute, says the world’s poorest populations will be in fragile, low-income African countries in 13 years’ time. That’s opposed to current scenarios where poverty is said to be concentrated in middle-income countries.

 

The report further identifies three main rationales it says will guide future development cooperation: provide social welfare, promote mutual economic growth and ensure equitable provision of global public goods like climate finance.

 

Source: http://www.devex.com/en/news/which-donors-would-remain-relevant-in-2025/78647?source=ArticleHomepage_Center_1

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ForeignAssistance.gov / data on USAID's foreign assistance obligation

ForeignAssistance.gov / data on USAID's foreign assistance obligation | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce USAID’s foreign assistance obligation and expenditure data is now available on the Foreign Assistance Dashboard...

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UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS)

The objective of the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is to monitor the inputs required to extend and sustain
water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems and services.

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World Development Report 2014 - The Graduate Institute, Geneva

World Development Report 2014  - The Graduate Institute, Geneva | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Conférence|Table ronde
lundi 17 décembre 2012, 15:00

 

World Development Report 2014
Managing Risk for Development


This panel discussion is organised by the Graduate Institute Centre for Finance and Development and the World Bank.
The World Development Report (WDR) 2014 addresses risk management from a multi-sectoral perspective. The report’s research and consultation process includes meetings of experts and policymakers from different fields and in all regions of the world. Among the issues the report seeks to understand are the political economy constraints to prevention; how to identify the responsibilities in risk management at different levels of society; and how to empower them to conduct responsible risk management. During the consultative session the team will present the main motivation and added value of the report as well as its proposed outline. The goal of the session is to obtain feedback on the report’s outline, its scope and the particular issues that should be addressed in it. In addition, the team will welcome any supporting materials that participants think could serve as background pieces for the report.

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AIDS in Latin America: Epidemic stable, but still deadly

AIDS in Latin America: Epidemic stable, but still deadly | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Progress in containing HIV/AIDS masks a threat to the region’s most vulnerable populations, experts say.

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USAID Introduces 'First-Ever' Guidance On Building Resiliency

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced the launch of the Agency’s first-ever policy and program guidance on Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis during an event in Washington DC. 

 

In 2011, the widespread suffering seen across the Horn of Africa and Sahel revealed that in far too many places, too many communities, families, and individuals consistently rely on humanitarian assistance just to survive. Chronic poverty and recurring shocks drive the same communities into crisis year after year, undermining development gains. In response to this clear need, and together with our international development partners, USAID has committed, through this policy and program guidance, to better coordinate its development and humanitarian approaches to effectively build resilience in targeted areas of recurrent crisis. 

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From dyes to rubbish dumps: top 10 toxic pollution problems – in pictures

From dyes to rubbish dumps: top 10 toxic pollution problems – in pictures | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Toxic pollution from industrial and mining processes puts the health of the world's population, particularly people living in low- and middle-income countries, at risk. The Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland have investigated 2,600 sites, and claim 80 million people are at risk from a variety of diseases

 

Pollution as big a health problem as malaria or TB, finds report. Industrial pollutants harm the health of 125 million people, many of whom live in the developing world and work in mining. Article here http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/oct/24/pollution-health-problem-malaria-tb and report here http://www.worstpolluted.org/files/FileUpload/files/2012%20WorstPolluted.pdf ;

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Africa faces spike in older people living with HIV

Africa faces spike in older people living with HIV | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to see a more than 200 percent increase in the number of older people living with HIV in the next 30 years, thanks to improvements in lifesaving treatment, experts said Thursday.
"The proportion of people living with HIV aged 50 and over is going to increase a lot," Robert Cumming of the school of public health at the University of Sydney said at a conference on ageing in Africa.
Three million people aged 50 or older currently live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and that figure is expected to rise to 9.1 million by 2040.

"HIV positive elderly would need special attention because they seem to start ARV treatment very late," said Liotta.

 

Anti-AIDS data and policy efforts in Africa have overwhelmingly focused on the 15- to 49-year-old grouping. Older people know less about the disease and are less likely to be tested, and face difficulties with access to care, said Cumming.

 

An analysis by HelpAge International found only 68 of 119 country progress reports submitted to United Nations agency UNAIDS had some data or reference to older people. Only four had details on prevalence for those living with HIV. "The lack of data just means we don't have a clear picture of what's happening in relation to HIV and ageing and that means that we can't respond appropriately," said the NGO's Rachel Albone.



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UNESCO releases the Education for All Global Monitoring Report

UNESCO releases the Education for All Global Monitoring Report | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All.

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Commitment to Development Index 2012

Commitment to Development Index 2012 | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit the 5.5 billion people living in poorer nations. Moving beyond standard comparisons of foreign aid volumes, the CDI quantifies a range of rich-country policies that affect poor people in developing countries:
- Quantity and quality of foreign aid
- Openness to exports
- Policies that encourage investment
- Migration policies
- Environmental policies
- Security policies
- Support for technology creation and dissemination

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Ibrahim Index of African Governance: Nigeria worst performer among African powerhouses

Ibrahim Index of African Governance: Nigeria worst performer among African powerhouses | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Human rights, political freedom, transparency and accountability have deteriorated in four African "powerhouses" over the past six years, according to the 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, published on Monday.

 

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt dropped in the rankings in two of the four categories used in the index to assess good governance across the continent – safety and rule of law, and participation and human rights. The other two categories are sustainable economic opportunity and human development.

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World Bank study says 600m new jobs needed worldwide as workforce grows

World Bank study says 600m new jobs needed worldwide as workforce grows | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

About 600m new jobs will be needed worldwide in the next 15 years to absorb a burgeoning workforce, mainly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, according to a World Bank report.

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World Bank: Inclusive Green Growth

New report by the World Bank.

 

"As the global population heads toward 9 billion by 2050, decisions made today will lock countries into growth patterns that may or may not be sustainable in the future..."


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Water Equity in Tourism: A Human Right – A Global Responsibility (TourismConcern)

Visitors to Bali, the Gambia and Goa use 16 times as much water as local residents. Such disproportionate use of fresh water by tourists in developing world destinations is causing local conflict, exacerbating poverty and helping to spread disease, says NGO Tourism Concern in a new report...

 

(source: http://washinternational.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/ngo-says-international-tourism-compromises-water-rights-of-poor-communities/)

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Handbook Explains How to Create Durable and Inclusive Constitutions

Guide by Geneva-based NGO Interpeace summarizes decades of best practices

Review here: http://www.voanews.com/content/handbook_explains_how_to_create_constitutions/917447.html  
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