Topic : Development

  • toobigdata Forum Article

    Why better data is the key to tackling poverty

    When you think about ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity, what comes to… more

  • Omar Aguilar, a pruner or “desmochador”, climbs a royal palm tree to cut branches of berries on a farm on the outskirts of Havana Forum Article

    How do we collaborate to curb deforestation?

    Consumers around the world are beginning to favour responsibly produced goods; and many companies that… more

  • India school girl Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Start at school

    Over my years of involvement with school health programmes in India, I have found that  incorporating… more

  • Reynolds High School students observe a moment of silence during graduation ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland Forum Article

    Four ways businesses can reduce school dropout

    It’s October and already America’s public high school administrators have a good idea which students… more

  • Pedestrians on a street of Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district are reflected Forum Article

    How culture holds women back economically

    Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women’s role in the economy. Two centuries ago… more

  • Sarah Banerji of Lincoln harvests tomatoes on an urban farm plot in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston Forum Article

    We can end hunger in this lifetime

    As World Food Day focuses attention on global hunger, we find ourselves at a crossroads of opportunity and… more

  • A man walks up a spiral staircase at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago Forum Article

    Why the career ladder no longer matters

    In today’s lightning fast, roller-coaster business environment, the concept of solely developing deep… more

  • High-rise residential towers under construction are pictured behind an old residential building in central Mumbai Forum Article

    Why inequality matters – and how to tackle it

    A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone… more

  • A farmer uses mobile phone on her morning glory vegetable field in Bach Lien village outside Hanoi Forum Article

    Can mobile phones help to improve food security?

    Around three-fourths of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas. The rural poor, and their very… more

  • A field of unharvested wheat is seen outside Montigny en Ostrevent Forum Article

    If you eat, you’re part of the solution

    Hunger was one of the deadliest weapons in the Second World War, with nearly a third of all deaths, around… more

  • To match Special Report FOOD/AFRICA Forum Article

    How can we adapt farming to climate change?

    According to UN projections, the world’s population could reach 9.15 billion by 2050, creating a 60%… more

  • Flags of European Union member states fly in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg Forum Article

    How reliable are Eurozone budgets?

    Bond markets are notoriously fickle, often driven by sentiment rather than rigorous macroeconomic analysis… more

  • Girls look at a poster, distributed by UNICEF, bearing information on and illustrations of best practices that help prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in the city of Voinjama, in Lofa County in this handout photo Young Global Leaders Video

    Attacking the information failures on Ebola

    Every day marks a new deadly chapter in the Ebola crisis. As of this week more than… more

  • Resident holds hand of nurse at SenVital elderly home in Kleinmachnow outside Berlin Forum Article

    Five ways to help the rural elderly

    Being busy with everyday life, many of us, including myself, do not spend much time thinking how our lives… more

  • A general view of the city of Chicago Forum Article

    Government procurement: arsenic, or gold?

    Gold is rare. More than 99.9% of the Earth’s crust is composed of oxides of silicon, aluminum… more

  • Baby Leonard plays with his brother and parents in living-room in Ismaning Forum Article

    The economic incentives for pushy parenting

    Since time immemorial, parents have struggled with the question of how best to… more

  • Igor Skliarevsky, 36, works on a computer at his home in Kiev Forum Article

    Eight tips for working remotely

    In this day and age, many of us find ourselves working remotely. Working from a home base can offer a… more

  • Swiss Economy Minister Schneider-Ammann speaks to members of the women’s section of the Swiss FDP on International Women’s Day in Bern Forum Article

    Why equality makes cold, hard economic sense

    In 1950, the world's population was 2.5 billion people. Today, it is over 7 billion. By 2050, it will be… more