Sunday, April 19, 2015
  1. 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

  2. Stopping Women’s Next Biggest Killer

    Anuradha Gupta
  3. Making the Most of More Aid

    Ángel Gurría, ET AL

    Making the Most of More Aid

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    &  propose new ways to channel development assistance more effectively.

    Development aid women nepal Narendra Shrestha/Department for International Development/Flickr

    In 2014, for the second consecutive year, official development assistance reached a historic high. But such spending could have a substantially greater impact if it were used to mobilize domestic tax flows and private investment in aid-dependent countries. READ MORE

  4. Why Social Progress Matters

    Michael Porter

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     argues for the adoption of a new indicator of national performance to guide development strategy.

    Colombia boy mine worker development Josh Rushing/Flickr

    Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half-century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of human development based on economic progress alone is incomplete. READ MORE

  5. The Global Obesity Threat

    Richard Dobbs, ET AL

    The Global Obesity Threat

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    &  warn that rising obesity rates are not just a health concern, but a threat to the world economy.

    obese couple carnival health Emilio Labrador/Flickr

    The global obesity epidemic is not just a pressing health concern; it is also a threat to the world economy. The total economic impact of obesity is about $2 trillion a year, or 2.8% of world GDP – roughly equivalent to the damage caused by smoking or armed violence, war, and terrorism. READ MORE

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