Insight

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World Bank at DRC Mining Week:

World Bank at DRC Mining Week: "pre-competitive geoscience knowledge essential to attract investor interest"

Published: June 09, 2017
Thousands to gather for mining conference and expo in Lubumbashi in June
World Economic Forum to Support 22 Countries and EU in Doubling Investment in Clean Energy R&D by 2021

World Economic Forum to Support 22 Countries and EU in Doubling Investment in Clean Energy R&D by 2021

Published: June 08, 2017
22 countries and the European Union, to accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change
To Save Healthcare Systems, Focus on Patient Outcomes, Global Health Leaders Urge

To Save Healthcare Systems, Focus on Patient Outcomes, Global Health Leaders Urge

Published: May 26, 2017
Global leaders from the healthcare sector unite to appeal for a new model of healthcare delivery in response to rising costs and dissatisfactory patient outcomes.

"Does the Trump administration even think about Africa"?

Published: May 18, 2017
How the Trump administration’s policies will impact Africa
Close Skills Gaps to Prepare Africa's Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs

Close Skills Gaps to Prepare Africa's Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs

Published: May 08, 2017
Every year for the next three decades, 15-20 million increasingly well-educated young people are expected to join the African workforce
Africa's Prosperity Tied to Powerhouse Pair South Africa and Nigeria

Africa's Prosperity Tied to Powerhouse Pair South Africa and Nigeria

Published: May 04, 2017
Size does matter: The fortunes of Africa are tightly bound to those of its two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria
The Whole Spectrum: A Holistic Approach to Climate Resilience

The Whole Spectrum: A Holistic Approach to Climate Resilience

Published: April 27, 2017
By Jonathan Randall
UNCTAD: Special Issue of its Investment Policy Monitor on the promotion of investment in the digital economy.

UNCTAD: Special Issue of its Investment Policy Monitor on the promotion of investment in the digital economy.

Published: April 26, 2017
UNCTAD has just released a Special Issue of its Investment Policy Monitor on the promotion of investment in the digital economy, on the occasion of the UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 2017.
Global CEOs Call for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks

Global CEOs Call for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks

Published: April 24, 2017
World Economic Forum

"The solar off-grid grid space is fascinating. Like telecom it is an example where development and private interests are fully compatible."

Published: April 21, 2017
FINANCIAL RISK INTERVIEW
Why There Is No Role for Storytelling in Your Sustainability Report

Why There Is No Role for Storytelling in Your Sustainability Report

Published: April 20, 2017
By Jeff Sutton Image credit: ThinkParallax
ZNFU:

ZNFU: "Zero rate agriculture needed to make Zambia breadbasket"

Published: April 19, 2017
20 000+ farmers to gather at Agritech Expo in Chisamba next week
In Pursuit of Big Data: An Analysis of International Funds Transfer Reporting

In Pursuit of Big Data: An Analysis of International Funds Transfer Reporting

Published: April 12, 2017
By Anagha Joshi
Could blockchain technology revolutionise development?

Could blockchain technology revolutionise development?

Published: April 11, 2017
A new IDS Rapid Response Briefing unpicks the hype around blockchain
Development Malpractice In Ghana

Development Malpractice In Ghana

Published: April 10, 2017
How stuff that doesn’t work can screw up stuff that does.
What makes a CEO 'exceptional'?

What makes a CEO 'exceptional'?

Published: April 10, 2017
Article - McKinsey Quarterly - April 2017
Climate-resilient planning: reflections on testing a new toolkit

Climate-resilient planning: reflections on testing a new toolkit

Published: April 05, 2017
March 2017 Mariana Matoso, Raj Kumar GC and Guy Jobbins
Global distribution of revenue loss from tax avoidance

Global distribution of revenue loss from tax avoidance

Published: March 29, 2017
WIDER Working Paper 55/2017 UNU-WIDER
How Do State's Business Relations Shape Sustainable Development?

How Do State's Business Relations Shape Sustainable Development?

Published: March 29, 2017
Thorpe, J. and Mader, P. IDS Policy Briefing 141 Publisher IDS
Beneficial openness? Weighing the costs and benefits of financial transparency

Beneficial openness? Weighing the costs and benefits of financial transparency

Published: March 20, 2017
Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov
Ten of world's leading think tanks launch  new debate platform to address global issues

Ten of world's leading think tanks launch new debate platform to address global issues

Published: March 20, 2017
The Genron NPO
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