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Overcoming the Challenges of the Transition and Exit from Aid

vor 12 Stunden 52 Minuten
By Annalisa Prizzon, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute  Since 2000, the number of low-income countries (LICs) has more than halved — from 63 to 31 — and have now joined the ranks of middle-income countries (MICs). Typically, these economies have strengthened their macroeconomic management, played a stronger and more visible role in global policy, … Continue reading Overcoming the Challenges of the Transition and Exit from Aid
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Nigeria’s border closure: Why it will not pay off

19. November 2019 - 15:00
By Léopold Ghins and Philipp Heinrigs, OECD Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat This blog is part of a series marking the upcoming  19th International Economic Forum on Africa It has been three months since Nigeria closed its land borders and to date there are few indications as to when they will open again. The … Continue reading Nigeria’s border closure: Why it will not pay off
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Strengthening development in the face of the climate crisis and environmental degradation

30. Oktober 2019 - 16:03
By Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate and Andrew Norton, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) The climate emergency and broader environmental destruction — from forest devastation to loss of biodiversity to depleted water supplies — are challenging international aid agencies’ collective ability to support sustainable development. Despite awareness of … Continue reading Strengthening development in the face of the climate crisis and environmental degradation
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The Human-Centred Business Model: An Innovative Ecosystem for Sustainable Development

21. Oktober 2019 - 10:00
By Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre, and Marco Nicoli, Special Advisor to the Director of the OECD Development Centre This blog is part of a special series exploring subjects at the core of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM). The HCBM seeks to develop an innovative – human-centred – business model based on a common, holistic and integrated set of economic, … Continue reading The Human-Centred Business Model: An Innovative Ecosystem for Sustainable Development
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Bassin du lac Tchad : la riposte militaire ne suffira pas contre Boko Haram

18. Oktober 2019 - 12:30
Par Seidik Abba, journaliste et écrivain La stratégie du tout militaire et sécuritaire semble avoir montré ses limites dans la riposte contre le mouvement jihadiste nigérian Boko Haram. Désormais, il faut passer à une approche holistique associant les défis du développement et la prise en charge de l’urgence écologique autour du lac Tchad. Depuis 2009, … Continue reading Bassin du lac Tchad : la riposte militaire ne suffira pas contre Boko Haram
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Mapping the Geography of Political Violence in North and West Africa

17. Oktober 2019 - 12:17
By Olivier J. Walther, Assistant Professor in Geography, University of Florida and consultant for the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD); Steven M. Radil, Assistant Professor in Geography, University of Idaho and David Russell, consultant for SWAC/OECD A worrying turn The security situation in North and West Africa has taken a worrying turn. Within … Continue reading Mapping the Geography of Political Violence in North and West Africa
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The Green Eureka Moment: Investing and Inventing to Stop Climate Change

14. Oktober 2019 - 11:34
By Raluca Anisie, Carbon Impact Analyst and Paul Hailey, Head of Impact, responsAbility Investments AG In the 3rd century B.C., Archimedes declared: “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world.” This phrase speaks to the potential of the right tools at the right time, but as anyone who … Continue reading The Green Eureka Moment: Investing and Inventing to Stop Climate Change
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Africa is the continent of the future. Are democracy and governance up to the challenge?

23. September 2019 - 18:07
By Nathalie Delapalme, Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Africa is the world’s youngest continent with around 60% of the population currently under age 25. Between now and 2100, basically two generations only, Africa’s youth population is expected to increase by more than 180%, while Europe’s and Asia’s will shrink by more than 21% and by almost … Continue reading Africa is the continent of the future. Are democracy and governance up to the challenge?
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The food economy can create more jobs for West African youth

23. August 2019 - 12:08
By Léopold Ghins and Koffi Zougbédé, OECD Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat  Français suit Youth employment and job creation loom high on development agendas in West Africa. The issue is also a priority at the continental and international levels: decent work and youth empowerment are priority areas within the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and … Continue reading The food economy can create more jobs for West African youth
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