Oxfam’s annual inequality report finds that extreme polarisation – the ownership of global assets by a tiny minority of the world’s population – has increased.
Confronting Child Poverty – Children Speak in a New Report
Save the Children is pleased to announce the launch of Child Poverty Report on January 19. Our new report looks at the situation of children living in poverty in countries around the world…
A Climate Potluck in Paris
“We have an agreement”. Those redeeming words from French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in the evening of Saturday the 12th of December unleashed a wave of standing ovations from high level UN staff…
What is Your Country’s Nutrition Profile?
We have finally completed the rather mammoth task of updating all 193 nutrition country profiles for the latest version of the Global Nutrition Report.
Five Resolutions for 2016
I’m not great at keeping New Year’s Resolutions, but maybe blogging about them will help me stick to them. Here they are.
Socrates, a Pig and Progressive Taxation: A Mirrleesian Morality Tale
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.
Investing in Nutrition to Break the Cycle of Boom and Bust in Zambia’s Economy
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.
Dial M for Maps of Poverty (and Malnutrition?)
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.
Good COP, Bad COP: How COP21 will Impact on the SDGs
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.
Do the SDGs Signal Revolution or Evolution?
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?