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Enjeux et défis du financement du développement dans la zone de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine post-COVID-19

17. Juni 2021 - 13:57
Le recours à l’endettement pour financer les plans de riposte et de relance économique explique principalement le fait que le déficit budgétaire des pays de l’Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) se soit accru. Au plan des finances publiques, même en tenant compte d’un redémarrage de l’activité autour de 5.5% cette année (contre 1,5% en 2020), le déficit budgétaire global représenterait en 2021 près de 5,0% du PIB, après 5,4% en 2020.
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What is Development in Transition? A blog compilation

10. Juni 2021 - 14:17
1) What is Development in Transition? Development in transition By Alicia Barcena, Stefano Manservisi and Mario Pezzini 2) Development is a continuous process: no one-size-fits-all Overcoming the Challenges of the Transition and Exit from Aid By Annalisa Prizzon Middle-income countries should not be rushed to graduate By Otaviano Canuto, Matheus Cavallari, and Tiago Ribeiro dos Santos Upgrading International Development Co-operation By Alicia Barcena, Stefano … Continue reading What is Development in Transition? A blog compilation
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COVID-19 is a developing country pandemic

9. Juni 2021 - 16:59
By Indermit Gill, Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings and Philip Schellekens, Senior Economic Advisor at International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) “Has global health been subverted?” This question was asked exactly a year ago in The Lancet. At the time, the pandemic had already spread across the globe, but mortality remained concentrated in richer economies. … Continue reading COVID-19 is a developing country pandemic
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The role of foundations in supporting sustainable peace

8. Juni 2021 - 15:36
By Sandra Breka, Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch Stiftung The level of peace around the world in 2020 declined for the ninth time in twelve years. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a decrease in overall conflict levels, but roughly 120,000 people were killed by political violence and 45.7 million were internally … Continue reading The role of foundations in supporting sustainable peace
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The morning after

3. Juni 2021 - 16:25
Recovery to pre-pandemic levels of global gross domestic product can probably be achieved relatively quickly, but the effects on inequality will be much more long lasting. There will be clear losers in each society, with the poorest being hardest hit.
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Regularisation of informal settlements in Latin America: when civil society influences policy-making processes

31. Mai 2021 - 18:02
By Felipe Bosch, Editor at Le Grand Continent and Co-founder of the Groupe d’études géopolitiques’ Americas Programme The pandemic has shed light on the unavoidable need for concrete answers to the challenges of urban informality. The “best practices” discourse tends to oversimplify policy-making processes aimed at providing such answers. While regularisation policies are mainly associated … Continue reading Regularisation of informal settlements in Latin America: when civil society influences policy-making processes
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Do resource rich economies have better or worse human development outcomes?

27. Mai 2021 - 15:01
By Antonio Savoia, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Manchester and a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER and Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER Although increasingly challenged, we often hear that being resource rich can adversely affect growth prospects. Here we concentrate instead on a lesser-known aspect: how resource rich economies fare in … Continue reading Do resource rich economies have better or worse human development outcomes?
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Divergent recoveries from COVID-19 in Africa require intentional action

25. Mai 2021 - 13:12
By Anzetse Were, Senior Economist FSD Kenya The COVID-19 pandemic has had divergent impacts within and between economies. 2021 is already being defined by multispeed and divergent recoveries. Rich economies with USA in the lead, and China, are set for a strong recovery, mainly linked to their willingness to support incomes and deploy unprecedented fiscal … Continue reading Divergent recoveries from COVID-19 in Africa require intentional action
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COVID-19 impact on higher education in Africa

19. Mai 2021 - 15:44
Beyond the death toll and illness of millions of people due to COVID-19, businesses, healthcare, culture and education have had to cope with severe disturbances. But in our opinion, one could argue that higher-education students are amongst the most affected populations, particularly those in Africa.
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Migración urbana y COVID-19: Las ciudades están en la primera línea de una respuesta inclusiva y de la recuperación

18. Mai 2021 - 16:08
La comunidad internacional no está haciendo suficientes esfuerzos para apoyar económicamente a quienes más hacen por las personas migrantes, refugiadas y desplazadas durante la pandemia global: los Gobiernos de las ciudades. Aunque numerosas Alcaldías tienen el mandato de atender a las personas en situación de vulnerabilidad, tales como migrantes y residentes desplazados, frecuentemente las ciudades no cuentan con suficientes recursos económicos para responder a las crecientes necesidades de quienes van llegando.
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Time to accelerate debt relief to finance Africa’s recovery

17. Mai 2021 - 18:02
By Marin Fouéré, Policy Analyst, OECD Development Centre and Daniele Fattibene, Research Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on African economies, home to the fastest growing population in the world. The burden of the crisis adds to the fact that Africa’s per capita real GDP growth … Continue reading Time to accelerate debt relief to finance Africa’s recovery
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Why governing data is key for the future of cities

12. Mai 2021 - 10:25
By Carlos Santiso, Director and Marcelo Facchina, Lead Smart Cities Specialist, Digital Innovation in Government Directorate, Development Bank of Latin America Leer este blog en españolTechnology is changing city dwellers lives, as well as how urban centres evolve to meet their needs. The pandemic has accelerated this transformation, and the digital transition has generated an … Continue reading Why governing data is key for the future of cities
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Putting metrics to action: global co-operation and the Anthropocene

10. Mai 2021 - 16:39
By Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the Human Development Report Forest fires in California and Australia. Heatwaves in Europe and India. Snow in Texas. These are only some of the recent extreme weather events that are increasingly ravaging our planet. Climate change is likely playing a crucial … Continue reading Putting metrics to action: global co-operation and the Anthropocene
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Revisiting knowledge for development

7. Mai 2021 - 15:12
By Pierre Jacquet, President, Global Development Network Beyond the short term costs and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for developing countries, this post takes a more long-term view, starting from a less discussed lesson of COVID-19, namely, how it has revealed a deficient culture of dealing with uncertainty and the role of science in society. … Continue reading Revisiting knowledge for development
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“Ambidexterous” development: changing the paradigm

6. Mai 2021 - 17:32
By Nuno Gil, Professor of New Infrastructure Development, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester After many decades of development assistance, we are still failing the poor. We have reached a broad consensus that promoting economic growth and welfare requires a two-pronged approach: building institutions matters, but building infrastructure matters too. Hence, focusing development … Continue reading “Ambidexterous” development: changing the paradigm
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Understanding migration as an asset: the Colombian case

5. Mai 2021 - 12:20
By Adriana Mejía Hernández, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs of the Republic of Colombia The massive exodus of Venezuelan migrants is the world’s second largest migration wave and is unprecedented in the history of Latin America. Colombia, host to almost 30% of Venezuelan migrants, responded with comprehensive measures and most importantly, has approached the mass … Continue reading Understanding migration as an asset: the Colombian case
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Understanding migration as an asset: the Colombian case

5. Mai 2021 - 12:20
By Adriana Mejía Hernández, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs of the Republic of Colombia The massive exodus of Venezuelan migrants is the world’s second largest migration wave and is unprecedented in the history of Latin America. Colombia, host to almost 30% of Venezuelan migrants, responded with comprehensive measures and most importantly, has approached the mass … Continue reading Understanding migration as an asset: the Colombian case
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Why investing in intermediary cities should be a priority for a green recovery

4. Mai 2021 - 16:57
By Michael Lindfield, Senior Consultant, former Senior Specialist at the ADB Although the COVID-19 pandemic will change the context for investment decisions – including for climate investment in intermediary cities in emerging markets and developing countries – little has been done to detail these consequences. In general, consequences for financing institutions and cities may include lower … Continue reading Why investing in intermediary cities should be a priority for a green recovery
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Why investing in intermediary cities should be a priority for a green recovery

4. Mai 2021 - 16:57
By Michael Lindfield, Senior Consultant, former Senior Specialist at the ADB Although the COVID-19 pandemic will change the context for investment decisions – including for climate investment in intermediary cities in emerging markets and developing countries – little has been done to detail these consequences. In general, consequences for financing institutions and cities may include lower … Continue reading Why investing in intermediary cities should be a priority for a green recovery
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Green windows of opportunity for latecomer development in renewable energies

3. Mai 2021 - 16:59
By Xiaolan Fu, University of Oxford, Rasmus Lema, University of Aalborg and Roberta Rabellotti, University of Pavia There is increasing recognition that policies aimed at meeting environmental targets may open new economic development paths, especially for emerging economies, given the green transformation and related techno-economic paradigm changes across institutional, market and technological domains. Looking at … Continue reading Green windows of opportunity for latecomer development in renewable energies
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