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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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"Buy me a river": the UN has created the "Inclusive Wealth Index",

"Buy me a river": the UN has created the "Inclusive Wealth Index", | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it

The UN has created the "Inclusive Wealth Index", a comprehensive look at a country's wealth that takes things like forests and rivers into account.

 

Comprised of human, natural and produced capital, the index covers 20 countries between 1990 and 2008. Between them they account for 58% of the world's population and 73% of its GDP.

 

As GDP does not consider natural-resource depletion or environmental degradation, the UN's index records lower annual average growth in wealth compared with GDP, of 1.7 percentage points.


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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

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Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world (RT @AtlanticCities: The geography of women's economic opportunity, via @Richard_Florida http://t.co/AiShOXH5...)...

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Kaitlyn Brown's curator insight, April 23, 11:35 AM

This article shows the geography of a women"s economic value and the empowerment of them . This article shows maps and where gender issues are happening . 

This article will help with location 

 

Destiney Jones's curator insight, April 24, 11:10 AM

This article is about how important women are to the economy. It says that we are part of the reason the economy works the way it does. 

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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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Food aid doing harm?

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A new working paper by researchers including Yale assistant economics professor Nancy Qian has found evidence that American food aid to developing countries may hurt those countries more than it helps.

 

Qian described the unintended consequences as potentially devastating, by spurring conflict between ethnic groups and exacerbating pre-existing strife. The paper also found that the amount of U.S. grain sent abroad depended more on domestic levels of grain production than on the actual need by the recipient countries.


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