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Is There a Remittance Trap?

RALPH CHAMI is an assistant director in the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, EKKEHARD ERNST is chief of the macroeconomic policy and jobs unit at the International Labour Organization, CONNEL FULLENKAMP is professor of the practice of economics ...

Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception

Marie Rose Nguini Effa is a Member of Parliament (MP), President of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA), Member of National Assembly of Cameroon & Member of the Pan-African Parliament. She is also a delegate to the ...

Africa Remains Resolute Heading to COP 24

The pastoralists of Ethiopia’s Somali region make a living raising cattle, camels and goats in an arid and drought-prone land. They are forced to move constantly in search of pasture and watering holes for their animals. Ahead of COP 24, African experts ...

Developing Countries Losing Out To Digital Giants

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 17 2018 (IPS) A new United Nations report warns that the potential benefits to developing countries of digital technologies are likely to be lost to a small number of successful first ...

What Accounts For Southeast Asia’s Phenomenal Success?

By Chang Yong RheeWASHINGTON DC, Oct 17 2018 (IPS) Southeast Asia has made extraordinary strides in recent decades. Growth in per capita incomes has been among the fastest in the world, and last year the region was the fourth largest contributor to global ...

UAE has taken major steps to guarantee future food security: Mariam Almheiri

By WAMROME, Oct 17 2018 (WAM) Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, said that the UAE has taken major steps to guarantee its future food security as a national priority, through adopting a series of relevant policies. She made this ...

Breaking Taboos: Teaching Migrant Communities about HIV/AIDS Prevention in Mauritania

An awareness-raising session for the Ivorian community, carried out in partnership with the Mauritanian NGO Stop Sida. Photo: Sibylle Desjardins/IOM By International Organization for MigrationNOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Oct 17 2018 (IOM) HIV/AIDS is still ...

UN Vote on Palestine a Humiliating Defeat for US & its Envoy

Credit: Institute for Palestine Studies By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2018 (IPS) Nikky Haley, the vociferously anti-Palestine US Ambassador to the United Nations, warned member states last year she will “take down names” of those who vote ...

For the Survival of the Nile and its People

Natural fertility is actually the Nile’s biggest legacy for Egyptians. A fisherman fishes for food on the Nile. Credit: Cam McGrath/IPS. By Maged SrourROME, Oct 17 2018 (IPS) Running through eleven countries for 6,853 kilometres, the Nile is a ...

Parliamentarians to Assess Population & Development Funding 24 Years After Historic Conference

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2018 (IPS) When international parliamentarians-– both from the developed and developing world— meet in Canada next week, the primary focus would be to assess the implementation of a landmark Programme of Action ...
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