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Economic Growth

Globalism's Broken Promises: How the Financialization of the Economy Went Astray

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Financial elites and their economic defenders continue to advocate for globalism, central bank sponsored inflation, and the financialization of the wo...

Progress In the Fight Against Global Poverty In Peril As Africa's Economies Slow Down

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 02.13.2017 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Global poverty has been on the run over the past two decades and a half, declining from 36 percent of world's population in 1990 to below 10% today. H...

Immigrants are welcome to Tijuana

Miguel Marshall | Posted 02.08.2017 | Technology
Miguel Marshall

The closest foreign neighbor to the world's tech hub. Geography sometimes is not important, but when talking about tech hubs like Silicon Valley and ...

A Lifetime Approach To Preventing Violence In Latin America

Jorge Familiar | Posted 02.06.2017 | World
Jorge Familiar

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Ph...

The Dangers of Exclusion: Lessons for Africa from Brexit and the US Elections

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 01.09.2017 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By 'Dapo Oyewole As we step into a new year and a new world order unfolds, Africa must learn urgent lessons from the UK and US who, last year, both e...

Africa's Entrepreneurs: Strong but Struggling

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Photo Credit: ITC via wikimedia Consider this. By 2035 the number of Africans joining the working age population will exceed that of the rest of the ...

How Mobile Banking Is Transforming Africa

Footnote | Posted 11.14.2016 | Technology

By Diana Brazzell, Footnote This article was produced in consultation with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and was original...

Women Leaders Are Redefining Business - On HER Terms

Jennifer Love | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

To ensure the success of women and girls is to ensure that they attain literacy and self-confidence in financial matters big and small. And it's happe...

Letter to a Trump Supporter #9: Donald Trump's Character

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the ninth and last in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Yesterday...

Sustainability as a human right

Linda Katehi | Posted 11.01.2016 | Green
Linda Katehi

You may ask why sustainability is a human right. The answer is simple of you just consider that the lives of our children and their children acutely d...

Bangladesh has much to celebrate, much to do in fight against poverty

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Residents of Kashadaha village visit the Kashadaha Anando school in Kashadaha village, Bangladesh. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank It may come as a su...

Sustainable infrastructure: Looking beyond man-made value

Paul Polman | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

Only sustainable infrastructure - one that refuses to trade long-term sustainability for short-term gains - will bring about the transformative change we need.

The Trouble with Grandparents

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By James Kirby We often hear the old adage, "It takes a village to raise a child," yet with increasing independence, geographical movement, and isola...

Colombia's Peace Can Lead To Inclusive Economic Growth

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 09.28.2016 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Yamid Duran Ramirez holds his daughter Leyla Duran Vergora after working on his farm where he grows passion fruit, in the township of La Paz, Colombia...

An Economy that Grows Anger

Paul J. Croce | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Paul J. Croce

This election season has revealed a lot of anger in the electorate directed against establishment thinking and establishment figures in each party. T...

Economic Stress, Old Debates, and the Role of the G-20

Danny Leipziger | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Danny Leipziger

Nothing is more frustrating that hearing old debates about the flaws of neo-liberalism at a time when our global economic problems are so pervasive.

YOLO Economics

John Feffer | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

The economy, we have been taught, is a cat with considerably more than nine lives. The bottom might drop out of the stock market, but it will rebound ...

Why the Sustainable Development Agenda Matters to the USA

Jenny Darroch | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Jenny Darroch

In my last post, I discussed the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and why they matter. In this post, I want to focus more on how the agenda applies to the USA.

What is Sustainable Development and Why Does it Matter?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Jenny Darroch

In September 2015, the United Nations achieved international agreement for its 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The agenda identifies 17 Goals ...

Why Trump And The White Supremacist Alt-Right Are Threats To Our National Security

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Right-wing authoritarian narratives may not be supported by the facts -- but they have a deep emotional appeal to ordinary people looking for someone to blame for their own economic frustration. And that makes those narratives very dangerous.

Responding To The End Of Economic Growth

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Amitai Etzioni

What if no one can rev up the world's economies? The time has come to consider a fundamental change in what we aspire to.

The Clinton Growth Presidency

Harlan Green | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

It's remarkable. Donald Trump chose Detroit to make his economic speech, where he accused the Clintons of causing Detroit's employment problems with ...

An African Answer to Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.07.2016 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

By Sara Rosati & Natasha R. Silva LOCAL DIFFERENCE – The Africapitalism philosophy goes beyond the old concept of capitalism. For the Nigerian bank...

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

Brexit Is Already Causing The U.K. Economy To Shrink

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business

The British economy is getting smaller, according to a major survey of business executives in the country. The new data is the latest in a series of s...