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Trading Old Strategies in Pursuit of International Growth
By admin June 27, 2018

Trade has long been considered a strategic tool to reduce poverty and increase economic growth. However, to ensure sustainable economic growth through trade, it must be improved. By combining strategies, a fully optimized trade might be possible. One strategy was introduced by Gambia’s Vice President, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, in mid-June. She noted that developing countries have

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The Cost of Gender Equality
By admin June 20, 2018

By 2025, women could add an additional 26%, to the global annual GDP if they participated in the economy at the same level as men, as reported by McKinsey Global Institute. According to the UNDP, gender disparity is seen in every country and many women face unequal treatment at their workplace as compared to men.

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Amidst Global Refugee Crisis: Establishing Financial Security
By admin April 3, 2018

Photo Source: Al Jazeera   Despite progress around humanitarian intervention and the improved living conditions of refugee camps around the world, many refugees continue to face limited access to social and economic opportunities to integrate into a new country and live prosperous lives. Evidence from Consultative Group to Assist the Poor’s (CGAP) working paper on

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NASCAR, Talking Animals, and Closing the Protection Gap
By admin February 22, 2018

Many Americans will recognize brand jingles, talking geese and gecko mascots, red umbrellas, and NASCAR race-car drivers endorsing insurance brands. These insurance companies provide help to individuals and businesses to manage and mitigate risks. The traditional insurance market operates as a pooling of resources (through premiums) from its policyholders and pays affected policyholders who experience

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Empowering Girls and Women After Ebola
By admin April 20, 2017

Women farming in Liberia | UNMIL Photo It has been three years since the outbreak of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Between 2014 and 2015, a total of 28,616 Ebola cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with 11,310 deaths. Aside from the devastating health effects and loss of life,

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SMEs Driving Growth in Developing Countries
By admin April 13, 2017

Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs)in achieving the global development goals, the United Nations General Assembly recently designated 27 June as International Day for those actors. “These enterprises can in fact become the engines that sustain growth for long-term development in developing countries,” said the representative of the delegation of Argentina, which

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Highlights from Davos 2017
By admin January 19, 2017

Every year in the end of January, the tranquil mountainous resort Davos in the eastern Alps region welcomes thousands of policy and business leaders to discuss challenges of today on the World Economic Forum (WEF). More than 2,500 participants from nearly 100 countries are meeting in the small town and participating in over 300 sessions.

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Cuba’s Economic Transition: A Cooperative Model
By admin November 15, 2016

  Cuba has long represented one of the greatest examples of healthcare system in the world, largely through providing critical access to services to all segments of its population and by achieving outstanding results comparable to those of developed nations. Overall, Cuba represents an inspiring model of development for its neighboring countries and for the

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The Future is Urban
By admin July 27, 2015

In the early nineteenth century, the age of industrialization brought about profound demographic and economic transformations across Europe and North America, most notably, in the increasing concentration of people in highly urbanized area. It became the phenomenon that defined the modern era and moved society to the next level of human development. It took less

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