Thursday, May 7, 2015
  1. Data for Development

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Data for Development

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     wants to mobilize information technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    The data revolution is rapidly transforming every part of society. With a bit of investment and foresight, spelled out in a new UN report, it can also drive a sustainable development revolution, and accelerate progress toward ending poverty, promoting social inclusion, and protecting the environment. READ MORE

  2. The Right Health Investments

    Bjørn Lomborg

    The Right Health Investments

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     wants world leaders to focus on tackling HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

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    As devastating as last year's Ebola outbreak has been, its death toll of less than 20,000 people is dwarfed by that of preventable diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, which together caused more than three million deaths in 2013. Addressing these diseases, it turns out, would be an extraordinarily good investment. READ MORE

  3. A Global Marshall Plan

    Erik S. Reinert, ET AL
  4. Turning the Page on Ebola

    Alpha Condé, ET AL

    Turning the Page on Ebola

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    , ET AL  call for international support for their three countries’ economic recovery.

    Ebola Health Volunteers Morgana Wingard/UNDP

    The Ebola outbreak that began last year in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is the most severe on record since the disease was first diagnosed in Central Africa in 1976. Four components are essential to the region’s economic recovery. READ MORE

  5. Stopping Women’s Next Biggest Killer

    Anuradha Gupta

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