Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Uniting Africa for Power

African countries are increasingly coming together. A landmark free-trade agreement was concluded earlier this year. East Africa has made great progress on free movement of people....

The Case for Digital Identification

Worldwide, more than four billion people are connected to the Internet, spending an average of roughly six hours per day on Internet-enabled devices and...

Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize, not Paralyse Us

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body tasked with providing scientific evidence and consensus on climate change and its implications...

Taking Vaccines the Last Mile

A four-year-old girl recently came to the emergency room where I work as a resident doctor. She was writhing in pain, her body convulsed...

Climate Justice Versus Populism

The first polls are in. The upcoming European Parliament elections could deliver up to 25 percent of seats to Euroskeptic right-wing populist forces like...

How Can We Tax Footloose Multinationals?

In the last few years, globalization has come under renewed attack. Some of the criticisms may be misplaced, but one is spot on: globalization...

Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable Development

Financial digitalization — the digital revolution’s system-level transformation of the entire financial ecosystem — could catalyze global efforts to finance sustainable development. According to...

Let’s Get Real About Purpose

One year ago, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to 500 CEOs asking them to rethink their sense of purpose. “To...

Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts

On 19 December, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, with 152 votes...

A Mixed Economic Bag in 2019

After the synchronized global economic expansion of 2017 came the asynchronous growth of 2018, when most countries other than the United States started to...

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