Monthly Archives: September 2018

China, The Waste Crisis, and What it Means
By admin September 28, 2018

On July 18th, 2017, China formally notified the World Trade Organization that it would be instituting an import ban on specific types of solid waste. The ban covers 24 different kinds of solid waste and includes unsorted paper and low-grade polyethylene terephthalate used in plastic bottles. The ban has also established limits of the levels

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Can the Global Climate Action Summit Continue the Fight on Climate Change?
By admin September 27, 2018

San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit has brought together leaders and citizens from around the world to celebrate achievements of states, regions, climates, and various other stakeholders. Concomitantly, the summit has also served as a launchpad for deeper global obligations and has escalated action to prevent further climate change and uphold the Paris Agreement. California’s

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Private Equity Players Eye Microfinance Institutions
By admin September 26, 2018

For many years, poor people living in rural areas have struggled to find ways to finance their livelihood. In 1978, Grameen Bank was set up in Bangladesh to provide microcredit to impoverished people without collaterals and higher interest rates. This is the most famous example of microfinance. Today, microfinance institutions (MFI) operate all over the

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“Where is the doctor?”
By admin September 25, 2018

In the WHO’s most recent global study, it reports a gap of 7.2 million healthcare workers between “supply” and “demand”, which is expected to rise to 12.9 million. This translates to  a demand form 5,073 positions to be filled, according to a report by Workforce on demand for healthcare occupations in Florida. That number was

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TBG Fall 2018 Internship Team
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TBG is excited to introduce you to our Fall 2018 Internship Team. This accomplished group of graduate students will be assisting TBG on our ongoing projects, business development, and research on various development challenges and initiatives. Learn more about our each intern below. Paulina Plata – Columbia University SIPA Paulina is currently enrolled in Columbia

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