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5 Ways to Make Global Trade Work for Developing Countries

In 2016, the growth of world trade will be at its slowest since the financial crisis of 2008, reports the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Despite the increased protectionism that followed the crash, traditional trade barriers, such as tariffs, are at historical lows. 715 more words

Global Economy

India’s First 'Smart Village'

In a way, Mahatma Gandhi conceptualized smart villages.

A champion of participatory democracy and grassroots development, he believed that making villages self-contained and sustainable was the first step toward empowering India. 931 more words

Emerging Technology

Urban Agriculture in Africa Arouses Mixed Feelings

Africa is the second fastest urbanizing continent—second only to Asia. The continent’s cities are growing at an annual rate of about 1.4 percent. And while not yet approaching the urbanization of places like Latin America, if the current rate continues, about 55 percent of Africa’s population will live in cities. 600 more words


The Future of Trade, Inequality and Globalization

Anabel Gonzalez, senior director for the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, offers her views on mega-regional trade agreements, the role of trade in reducing inequality and the importance of international cooperation and domestic policies in making globalization work for all. 1,471 more words

Global Economy

Crisis In The Congo 

Watch and permit the emotions to spawn action.

Human value is not determined by one’s geographical location, financial accruement, skin color, or any other insignificant determining factors. 37 more words


What is Next for Refugees Seeking Asylum in Europe?

“They didn’t go out in public at all,” says Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, an emergency response coordinator for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), recalling a Syrian couple she met in Berlin in February. 1,214 more words


The Vaccine Fridge That Could Save Lives

Transporting vaccines to every corner of the globe is one of the key health priorities of our time, but every year thousands of life-saving medicines are lost through inadequate storage. 578 more words