Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Jomo Kwame Sundaram is Assistant Director General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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The Mismeasure of Poverty

In 2012, outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick announced that the goal of halving global poverty relative to its 1990 level had been achieved in 2010 – five years ahead of schedule. But three … read more

Newsart for Anti-Poverty 2.0

Anti-Poverty 2.0

Global leaders have touted the apparent success of achieving in 2010 – well ahead of the 2015 target – the Millennium Development Goal of halving global poverty relative to 1990. But, amid enduring… read more

Newsart for Smart Taxation

Smart Taxation

Given that taxes are a major source of domestic revenue, they are crucial to ensuring a country’s ability to pursue development policies. For poor and lower-middle-income countries, bolstering… read more

Newsart for Together in Recovery

Together in Recovery

The UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects mid-year report warns that the global economy is at risk of a severe downturn, unless world leaders’ short-term mindset gives way to a focus on medium- … read more

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