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Requesting more from teachers who need more for themselves

Teaching in a school with limited or no prior training to use the national curriculum, where the salary is not guaranteed, there is no electricity, the internet, classroom books, and to which students carry a load of complex needs beyond education can be challenging. 381 more words

Education

Mexico's International Trade Agenda for 2017

International events such as “Brexit,” the United States’ potential withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) or the possibility of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are all extremely relevant for Mexico’s economy – which has the fourth-largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the Americas and the 15th-largest GDP in the world. 453 more words

Trade & Development

Fighting Blindness in the Heart of Africa

Trachoma, a painful bacterial infection, has blinded roughly 6 million people, forcing the afflicted to pursue unimaginable methods for relief.

They take sandpaper to their own eyes. 196 more words

Global

Building Liberia’s future leadership

Later this year, March 2017, 25 students from the World Wide Mission Academy will participate in a VEX IQ robotics competition – an unprecedented opportunity for children who until recently have had limited math and science education or hands-on experiences. 558 more words

Education

Non-Tariff Barriers Can Connect Trade to Sustainable Development

In the landscape of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, trade is a means of implementation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) on financing for development further specifies the role of trade as “an engine for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, and contributes to the promotion of sustainable development.” That is, trade should function as a means for achieving “sustained, inclusive and sustainable” economic growth. 779 more words

Trade & Development

IDB Approved Billions for Caribbean Projects in 2016

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it had provided US$11.7 billion for various projects in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016.

The Washington-based financial institution said funds were also provided by its subsidiary Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). 220 more words

Trade & Development

A Digital Path to Better Healthcare

Africa has changed remarkably, and for the better, since I first worked as a young doctor in Angola some 20 years ago. But no change has been more obvious than the way the continent has adopted mobile technology. 715 more words

Global Economy