Friday, April 19, 2019

How Foreign Aid Fuels African Media’s Payola Problem

At a recent press conference, a small group of Liberian journalists made a courageous admission: they confessed they were all “on the take.” To...

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...

Reflections on Achieving the Global Education Goals

Throughout my life, I have seen the power of education. I have witnessed how quality education for all can support the creation of dynamic...

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...

Dirty Money and Tainted Philanthropy

In 2017, life expectancy in the United States fell for the third successive year. The decline is occurring because an increase in the death...

Global Health Versus Online Trolls

The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides...

Regulating Speech in the New Public Square

Today, debates about public issues play out on social media, people receive their news via digital platforms, and politicians pitch their policies using these...

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...

Data-Driven Gender Equality

At the current rate of progress, it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender equality and female empowerment at work. In many...

A Green New Deal for Europe

  Earlier this month, Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned from his post as World Bank president, leaving a pillar of the international financial order without...

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