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Digital economies at global ‘’margins’’

14. Februar 2019 - 10:48
By Mark Graham, Professor of Internet Geography, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute; and Research Affiliate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford Billions of people at the world’s economic ‘’margins’’ are experiencing a moment of changing connectivity. In Manila, Manchester, Mogadishu, the banlieues of Marseille and everywhere … Continue reading Digital economies at global ‘’margins’’
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We now have a Paris Agreement rulebook, where do we go from here? Insights on environmental policies from randomised impact evaluations

13. Februar 2019 - 9:54
By Iqbal Dhaliwal, Executive Director, and Rebecca Toole, Senior Policy Associate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)   At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2018 (COP24), parties agreed to a rulebook that lays out how governments will measure, report and verify emissions under the Paris Agreement. Now countries need to act — … Continue reading We now have a Paris Agreement rulebook, where do we go from here? Insights on environmental policies from randomised impact evaluations
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Universal Social Protection – What it means and why it concerns all of us

6. Februar 2019 - 10:41
By Christina Dankmeyer, Social Protection Advisor, GIZ Check out the international conference Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030 for more on this topic Social protection has been long overlooked. Yet, since 1948, everyone has the right to a “standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, … Continue reading Universal Social Protection – What it means and why it concerns all of us
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The role of philanthropy for the SDGs is not what you expect

5. Februar 2019 - 10:54
By Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS); Michael Mapstone, Director of International, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF); and Lorenzo Pavone, Deputy Head of Networks, Partnerships and Gender Unit, OECD Development Centre What will philanthropy do to get the world closer to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030? When doctors see symptoms that … Continue reading The role of philanthropy for the SDGs is not what you expect
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Towards a Human Rights Based Approach to Bridging Africa’s Gender Digital Divide

4. Februar 2019 - 9:57
By Nadira Bayat, Programme Director, Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa1 This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) The rapid rise of the Internet, together with emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), advanced robotics and drones, Blockchain, the “Internet … Continue reading Towards a Human Rights Based Approach to Bridging Africa’s Gender Digital Divide
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Social protection systems: not simple, but worth the effort

31. Januar 2019 - 11:18
By Alexander Pick, Economist, OECD Development Centre Check out the upcoming international conference Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030 for more on this topic A systematic approach lies at the core of universal social protection. However, it is not immediately obvious what the term means, or why it is so important. After all, do … Continue reading Social protection systems: not simple, but worth the effort
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Investing in Resource Efficiency – The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition

30. Januar 2019 - 9:57
By Florian Flachenecker, Junior Economist, OECD, and Jun Rentschler, Economist, The World Bank1 Various factors are putting increasing pressure on policy makers, researchers, firms and investors to explore pathways towards sustainable and efficient resource management. These factors include: high and volatile resource prices, uncertain supply prospects, rising demand, and environmental pressures. Moreover, rapid technological transitions … Continue reading Investing in Resource Efficiency – The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition
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Understanding coverage: what does universal social protection really mean?

28. Januar 2019 - 14:11
By Ugo Gentilini, Senior Economist, Margaret Grosh, Senior Advisor, and Michal Rutkowski, Senior Director, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, The World Bank Check out the upcoming international conference Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030 for more on this topic The notion that social protection is “universal” rests on two elements, namely that “everyone” is … Continue reading Understanding coverage: what does universal social protection really mean?
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Turning the changing food needs of a rising middle class into decent jobs for rural youth

24. Januar 2019 - 10:18
By Alexandre Kolev, Head of Unit, Social Cohesion, and Ji-Yeun Rim, Co-ordinator, Youth Inclusion Project, OECD Development Centre To read more on this subject, check out The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries: Tapping the Potential of Local Value Chains Rural youth constitute the majority of the youth population today in most developing countries, and their … Continue reading Turning the changing food needs of a rising middle class into decent jobs for rural youth
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How can developing countries learn to tax?

23. Januar 2019 - 11:11
By Antonio Savoia, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester; Roberto Ricciuti, University of Verona and CESifo; and Kunal Sen, UNU-WIDER and Global Development Institute, University of Manchester The capability to raise revenues from taxes – often called fiscal capacity – is a crucial aspect for the functioning of every state, particularly in developing countries. Two reasons … Continue reading How can developing countries learn to tax?
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The Push toward Gender Equality Will Require More Than Money

21. Januar 2019 - 10:00
By Laura Frigenti, Global Head International Development Assistance Services (IDAS), KPMG This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Achieving gender equality is critical to achieving each and every one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Though few disagree that gender equality is … Continue reading The Push toward Gender Equality Will Require More Than Money
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Trillions for the SDGs? Time for a rethink

17. Januar 2019 - 10:43
By Nancy Lee, Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for Global Development, and moderator during the PF4SD Conference   To learn more about this timely topic explored during the Private Finance for Sustainable Development Week, please visit the PF4SD and GPEDC websites. In 2015, the world enthusiastically signed on to the challenge of transforming billions to trillions of dollars of private finance … Continue reading Trillions for the SDGs? Time for a rethink
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Getting Private Sector Engagement on the Right Track: Four Essential Ingredients

16. Januar 2019 - 10:23
By Andrew C. Wilson, Executive Director, and Kim Eric Bettcher, Director, Knowledge Management, Center for International Private Enterprise To learn more about this timely topic explored during the Private Finance for Sustainable Development Week, please visit the PF4SD and GPEDC websites. Developing countries face complex challenges that require solutions from a strong private sector in … Continue reading Getting Private Sector Engagement on the Right Track: Four Essential Ingredients
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Let’s be transparent about refugee and IDP statistics

19. Dezember 2018 - 10:00
By Justin Schon, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida In March 2018, the Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Statistics (ERGIS) released detailed reports on the status of refugee and IDP statistics and challenges in compiling these statistics. The reports made many valuable recommendations for how to increase the quality and quantity of migration … Continue reading Let’s be transparent about refugee and IDP statistics
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What’s behind West African migration? Findings from nationwide surveys

18. Dezember 2018 - 12:48
By Matthew Kirwin, United States Department of State and National Intelligence University 2017-18 Research Fellow and Jessica Anderson, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University The movement of sub-Saharan Africans through North Africa and on to Europe persists in the media spotlight. Over 700 000 African migrants have arrived in Italy through the perilous … Continue reading What’s behind West African migration? Findings from nationwide surveys
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Understanding South-South migration

17. Dezember 2018 - 10:46
By Jason Gagnon, PGD1 coordinator, OECD Development Centre Migration is the talk of the moment. Last week, I participated in the 11th GFMD2 Summit and the Intergovernmental Conference on the GCM3, where experts debated migration’s place in today’s global context. The outcome: 163 member countries of the United Nations pledged their support for a ground … Continue reading Understanding South-South migration
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What’s the path to sustainable development?

14. Dezember 2018 - 9:42
By Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre, and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition. Perspectives on Global Development 2019: Rethinking Development Strategies adds to this discussion What’s the path to sustainable development? In this era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) … Continue reading What’s the path to sustainable development?
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Gender equity starts at the dinner table

13. Dezember 2018 - 10:00
Adolescent girls are the most at risk of not being able to access a nutritious diet. Ensuring they do is key to economic development, peace and stability By David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Imagine a … Continue reading Gender equity starts at the dinner table
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It’s (literally) about time: men as part of the solution to closing the care gap

12. Dezember 2018 - 9:59
By Ruti Levtov, PhD, Director of Research, Evaluation, and Learning at Promundo-US This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Two hundred and ten years: That’s how long it will take to close the gender gap in time spent on care if we continue on … Continue reading It’s (literally) about time: men as part of the solution to closing the care gap
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Can we leave no one behind in a world so unequal?

11. Dezember 2018 - 10:53
By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International To read more about this topic, check out the upcoming release of the Development Co-operation Report 2018: Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind on 11 December 2018 To say that the world’s poorest people are simply being left behind can sound like an unbearably polite understatement at … Continue reading Can we leave no one behind in a world so unequal?
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