One way to narrow the size of Africa’s infrastructure gap would be to spur the development of new ways of sealing roads that can help bring the cost of roads down. How can we do that? With an advance market commitment.
Last week, the first-ever International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) took place in New York. The follow-up to the 2018 summit held in Marrakech, where the trailblazing Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) was agreed, the IMRF was a crucial spot-check of the state of internat...
This is one in a series of blog posts exploring the issues refugees and forced migrants face in accessing jobs and economic inclusion within hosting countries. Each post is authored with local experts and provides a snapshot of the barriers refugees face and the policy priorities going forward.
It’s Davos week, so I just checked… and I qualify for writing a global “we are the 99 percent” blog! Indeed, my household is actually all the way toward the bottom end of the 99th income percentile worldwide (the lower cutoff is around $200,000 for a family of four). So, what do I think the 1 percen...
In the international development community, “country ownership” is considered a good thing, while criticisims of foreign aid are based on the idea that this is the problem. But only about a third of assistance is actually managed by those it is intended to help.
There are some upsides of a baby that rises in anticipation of the first rays of the morning sun, and for whom the period between ‘completely asleep’ and ‘maniacally wired’ is measured in seconds (sadly a trait inherited from his father).
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is set for a second term as Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He is the sole candidate for a procedural leadership vote at the World Health Assembly (WHA) next week and has the full support of the WHO’s executive board.
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