Thursday, February 23, 2017
  1. Learning from Bill Gates

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Learning from Bill Gates

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     praises an approach to development spending that puts the best investments first.

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    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spends more each year on development than most rich governments do. Everyone – from elected officials and bureaucrats to voters and taxpayers – can learn from the world’s largest charitable foundation about effective development spending. READ MORE
  2. Powering Africa’s Future

    Alpha Condé

    Powering Africa’s Future

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     makes the case that a bright future for Africa hinges on more reliable electricity.

    Woman in Conakry Anadolu Agency
    Greater international investment in Africa’s struggling electricity sector could be among the best ways to empower Africa’s youth and keep talent at home. That is why Africa’s energy needs will rank high on the agenda when G20 leaders meet later this year in Germany. READ MORE
  3. Greening Digital Finance

    Simon Zadek

    Greening Digital Finance

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     explores the potential of fintech to support environmental sustainability.

    Iran fintech startup Scott Peterson/Getty Images
    Digital finance has turned out to be an unexpected revolutionary, simply by enabling low-cost financial inclusion. But if fintech is to reach its potential to advance the global public good, another factor must be accounted for: the environment. READ MORE
  4. Africa’s Decade of Industrialization

    Li Yong

    Africa’s Decade of Industrialization

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     describes what it will take to enable the continent to fulfill its enormous economic potential.

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    In today’s interdependent global economy, Africa remains a weak link. If the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it must help Africa to strengthen its development substantially by promoting rapid and responsible industrialization. READ MORE
  5. The Heart of Africa’s New Medical School

    Michael Fairbanks
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