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Getting Over the Finish Line: 4 Ways for the Paris Agreement to Come into Effect | World Resources Institute

Getting Over the Finish Line: 4 Ways for the Paris Agreement to Come into Effect | World Resources Institute | Development Economics | Scoop.it
The Paris Agreement won't take effect until 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions officially join. Countries representing more than 49 percent of emissions have already committed to join early. Here's how we could bridge the gap.
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Beyond GDP: Four maps that give an indication of a country's real growth

Beyond GDP: Four maps that give an indication of a country's real growth | Development Economics | Scoop.it
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The Global Food Challenge Explained in 18 Graphics | World Resources Institute

The Global Food Challenge Explained in 18 Graphics | World Resources Institute | Development Economics | Scoop.it
The world is projected to hold a whopping 9.6 billion people by 2050. Figuring out how to feed all these people—while also advancing rural development, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and protecting valuable ecosystems—is one of the greatest challenges of our era.

So what’s causing the global food challenge, and how can the world solve it? We begin to answer these questions through a series of graphics below. For more information, check out the interim findings of Creating a Sustainable Food Future, a report produced by WRI, U.N. Environment Programme, U.N. Development Programme, and the World Bank.
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Dirty Money and Development

Dirty Money and Development | Development Economics | Scoop.it
The world has made enormous progress in recent decades in the fight against poverty. But, as 2014 draws to a close, one billion people – one in seven – still live on less than $1.25 a day, in part because $1 trillion vanishes from the developing world’s economies every year.
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China's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing Thousands

China's Top Graft Buster, Wang Qishan, Probing Thousands | Development Economics | Scoop.it
More than 180,0000 have been investigated under an anti-corruption drive headed by a heavy-handed Communist Party loyalist.
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Trouble Amid Plenty in Emerging Africa

Trouble Amid Plenty in Emerging Africa | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Barack Obama’s recent summit with 40 African heads of state and more than 200 US and African business leaders suggests a new, more confident mood. That is encouraging; but as long as parts of Africa continue to struggle with conflict and corruption, the continent’s economic potential will not be fully realized.
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India’s Homemade Food Crisis

India’s Homemade Food Crisis | Development Economics | Scoop.it
What accounts for India’s chronic food insecurity? The most significant factor – one that policymakers have long ignored – is that a high proportion of the food India that produces never reaches consumers.
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Development Progress - Exploring what works and why

Rising inequality, increased impacts from climate change, continued undernourishment and hunger. These challenges are real, they are global, and they are hit...
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Global Corruption Barometer 2013

Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer 2013 draws on a survey of more than
114,000 respondents in 107 countries. It addresses people’s direct experiences with bribery and details their views on corruption in the main institutions in their countries. It also provides insights into people's willingness to stop corruption.
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Relative vs. Absolute Poverty: Why and How Do We Measure Poverty?

Relative vs. Absolute Poverty: Why and How Do We Measure Poverty? | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Defining absolute poverty is a challenge for governments and aid donors, but why and how we measure extreme and relative poverty is crucial to understand it
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Global Poverty Reduction to 2015 and Beyond | Global Policy Journal - Practitioner, Academic, Global Governance, International Law, Economics, Security, Institutions, Comment & Opinion, Media, Even...

Global Poverty Reduction to 2015 and Beyond | Global Policy Journal - Practitioner, Academic, Global Governance, International Law, Economics, Security, Institutions, Comment & Opinion, Media, Even... | Development Economics | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is to assess the policy impact of the Millennium Development Goals and begin to ask questions about any post-2015 global framework.
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Is aid for trade an effective tool for reducing poverty?

Is aid for trade an effective tool for reducing poverty? | Development Economics | Scoop.it
NGOs raise doubts about benefits of World Trade Organisation's aid for trade initiative in terms of helping poor people
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Nigeria's NNPC 'failed to pay' $16bn in oil revenues

Nigeria's NNPC 'failed to pay' $16bn in oil revenues | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Nigeria's state-owned oil company failed to pay revenues worth $16bn to the government in a suspected fraud, according to an official audit.

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Barriers to development - high on the list is wholesale corruption and fraud! 
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Barriers to development - high on the list is wholesale corruption and fraud! 
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471 parents arrested for refusing polio vaccine in Pakistan - World - NZ Herald News

471 parents arrested for refusing polio vaccine in Pakistan - World - NZ Herald News | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said. - New Zealand Herald
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New Frontiers in Development Finance

New Frontiers in Development Finance | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Since 2000, the Millennium Development Goals have guided significant progress on several important aspects of development. In order to ensure that the next development agenda produces even more progress, world leaders must refine the MDG framework – beginning with its sources of financing.
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Rising Food Prices in Poor Countries: A New Clue to Those Puzzling PPP Revisions

Rising Food Prices in Poor Countries: A New Clue to Those Puzzling PPP Revisions | Development Economics | Scoop.it
The purchasing-power rates (PPPs) from the 2011 International Comparison Program (ICP) suggest lower inequality and poverty in the world than was thought based on prior ICP data. However, there are some continuing and (as yet) poorly resolved concerns about the data revisions implied by the 2011 ICP. 
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Tourism in Africa : Harnessing Tourism for Growth and Improved Livelihoods

Tourism in Africa : Harnessing Tourism for Growth and Improved Livelihoods | Development Economics | Scoop.it

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A timely report on the potential for harnessing investment in tourism in Africa as a catalyst for growth and development. There are substantial risks as well as opportunities, but tourism is an important development topic and this report will provide some useful examples and insights.

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The fortunes of nations: how long term growth rates change countries

The fortunes of nations: how long term growth rates change countries | Development Economics | Scoop.it

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, August 18, 2014 11:56 AM

Here is a really excellent blog on the issue of growth divergence - Simon Taylor contrasts the historical growth records of the United States versus Argentina and then South Korea against Ghana. The accompanying charts reveal starkly the widening gap in GDP per capita between each pair of countries over the very long term. 

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What Is Relative Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples | Education Portal

What Is Relative Poverty? - Definition, Causes & Examples | Education Portal | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Over 40 million people in the United States lived in relative poverty as of 2012. Learn about the causes of relative poverty and test your...
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The Mosquito Menace

The Mosquito Menace | Development Economics | Scoop.it
It takes only one bite from a disease-carrying mosquito to transmit a debilitating or deadly infection. Though there are no vaccines or treatments for most mosquito-borne diseases, better mechanisms for controlling mosquito populations are at hand – if we give them a chance.
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Why is Africa poor? - Why Nations Fail - Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Why is Africa poor? - Why Nations Fail - Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson | Development Economics | Scoop.it
We have now posted several blogs on Sierra Leone. The economic and political problems we have high...
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