Socrates and a pig walk into a bar. Socrates orders a fine bottle of claret and argues for hours with the bartender about Romantic poetry.
Zambia’s economy is in a tailspin right now. The world price of copper is low and China’s economic growth –which powers so much of the investment in Zambia–is slowing down.
Policymakers, businesses and NGOs need disaggregated data to guide their actions. But typically this data does not exist below the first administrative level, if at all.
The 21st COP Summit started yesterday in Paris. After almost 20 years of climate talks, it is hoped that the international community will finally agree concerted action to tackle climate change.
In his Global Development seminar last week, Professor David Hulme asked: Are the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the world’s biggest promise or just another development fad?