Tuesday, May 26, 2015
  1. Smart Development Targets

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Smart Development Targets


     sees 19 goals – from reducing TB to protecting coral reefs – that offer the best value for money.

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    Over the next 15 years, the international community will spend $2.5 trillion on development, with national budgets contributing countless trillions more. Nineteen targets identified by the Copenhagen Consensus can help the world’s governments to concentrate on key priorities. READ MORE

  2. Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics?

    Richard Kozul-Wright, ET AL

    Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics?

    &  think that initiatives like the Silk Road Fund and the AIIB may improve an imperfect global system.

    Minghao Zhao, Chinese government, Yao Yang builds china Arab-relations Liang Menglong/ZumaPress

    China-led initiatives like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund have been criticized as efforts to displace existing bodies like the World Bank. But China and its partners seem less interested in supplanting current institutions than in improving upon them. READ MORE

  3. Smokeless China

    Sally L. Satel, ET AL
  4. Reversing Africa’s Medical Brain Drain

    Serufusa Sekidde

    Reversing Africa’s Medical Brain Drain


     argues that the exodus of professionals is a symptom, not a cause, of failing health-care systems.

    Africa doctor child health care UN Photo/Tobin Jones/Flickr

    There is understandable consternation over Uganda’s plans to send almost 300 health workers to Trinidad and Tobago in exchange for help developing its oil fields. But the truth is that Uganda may have stumbled on a policy that could actually benefit both the health-care sector and the country. READ MORE

  5. Life-Saving Drugs for All

    Peter Singer

    Life-Saving Drugs for All


     endorses a proposal to create incentives to develop treatments for poor people's diseases.

    Vaccine child medicine pharmaceutical health Gates Foundation/Flickr

    Pharmaceutical companies are not charities. If we want them to make vaccines and treatments that will help the poor in developing countries, we need to find ways of giving them – and their shareholders – a return on their investment. READ MORE

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Skidelsky and Ferguson Debate Austerity

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