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Croissance économique, développement social et humain

Un blog de Jennifer Blanke, vice-présidente, Agriculture, développement humain et social.

17 jan 2020

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 17 January 2020

For the economy, climate risks are no longer theoretical. Climate crises, like financial crises, will be damaging, unpredictable and almost impossible to avoid. (Wall Street Journal) The problem of an aging global population, shown by country. Why a declining global workforce means labor shortages. (Visual Capitalist) Have your say on economic development, equality, health & education and other UN’s sustainability goals. Interactive quiz lets you find out how your priorities compare. (The Guardian) After almost two years of hostilities, the US and China signed a "phase one"...
10 jan 2020

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 10 January 2020

A year full of danger. 2020 is going to be a very tough year for the world, and developing countries in particular. (Inter Press Service) What to do about economic inequality? Economic inequality has burgeoned as income from capital has risen faster than growth. (Social Europe) Rising debt burdens are forcing some of the world’s poorest countries to slash already meager levels of public spending. Why campaigners are issuing a warning. (Financial Times) International NGOs are coming under fire for perpetuating the power dynamics of colonization through their work. Tips for funders on...
07 jan 2020

Bank Vice President holds talks with African Union Commission on agriculture, water and human capital development

I recently travelled to the African Union Commission headquarters for a series of high-level talks to advance the role of the African Development Bank as broker of interventions designed to help feed Africa and improve the quality of life for people across the continent. Joining me on the mission to Addis Ababa were the Bank’s senior management and specialists in agriculture and nutrition. The primary reason for our visit was a meeting with Her Excellency Ambassador Josefa Sacko, the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, and her team, to map out a joint plan between...
03 jan 2020

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 03 January 2020

  2. The global economy 2020: Experts expect growth to rebound, but many of their projections are built on shaky foundations. (Foreign Policy) 3. Get the Sustainable Development Goals back on track. At the current rate, most of the goals will not be met. (Nature magazine) 4. The world’s development success stories of 2019. Wide ranging, from the first Ebola-free baby, to advances in women’s rights. (Guardian) 5. NPR mini-magazine highlights 2020’s likely trends in global health and development. And it fits in the palm of the hand. (NPR) 6. The Euro had its narrowest yearly...
20 déc 2019

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 20 December 2019

2. How much do the “12 Days of Christmas” cost, anyway? Gift items cited in popular Christmas song, tallied in PNC Christmas Price Index. (KRQE News) 3. What was the big story in economics over the last decade? Ten scholars from the Brookings Economics Studies program weigh in. (Brookings Institute) 4. What if the global economy’s luck runs out? Trade tensions have eased and markets are steady, but politicians must make growth inclusive. (The Guardian) 5. The changing face of economics. New portrait series of economists charts a field that evolving – but slowly. (Financial Times)...
17 déc 2019

The world won’t meet Sustainable Development Goals without Africa

I recently participated in the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting panel Going Faster Together: Scientific Priorities for Africa, held in Addis Ababa. Grand Challenges is a global family of grant initiatives and partners focused on fostering innovation to solve the world’s most pressing health and development problems. Organized on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the panel explored the role of science for good, and for growth in Africa. Flanked by experts from the African Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health (USA), the African Union Development Agency...
13 déc 2019

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 13 December 2019

2. UN Secretary General warns climate change could fuel ‘economic disaster.’ He cited study showing that shifting to a low-carbon economy could create 65 million new jobs worldwide by 2030 and boost growth by $26 trillion dollars. (PBS NewsHour) 3. The Harvard and MIT economists finding new ways to fight global poverty. Check out why these Nobel Prize winners have been named among Boston’s honored citizens. (The Boston Globe) 4. Research: gender diversity on start-up boards is worse than you think. U.S. corporate boards remain overwhelmingly male, despite high-profile pushes ...
06 déc 2019

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 06 December 2019

2. How to stretch a dollar. Can countries actually reach the UN sustainable development goals? (Quartz) 3. How poverty ends. A deep read on the many paths to progress - and why they might not continue. (Foreign Affairs) 4. When a disappointment helped lead to a Nobel Prize. The winners of this year’s Nobel in economics did pioneering field experiments that sometimes didn’t work as expected. (New York Times) 5. Women in economics – where are they? The benefits of a diverse profession. (Asia & the Pacific Policy Forum) 6. What you need to know about ‘gender lens’ investing....
29 nov 2019

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 29 November 2019

2. We are more than 200 years away from true gender parity at work. Three steps to advance gender equality in 2020. (Forbes) 3. How to recruit more women to your company. LinkedIn undertook several studies around gender and work – what they learned may surprise you. (Harvard Business Review) 4. Multilateral development banks and partners raise the Global Gender Summit bar, in Rwanda. Your round up of key highlights from the gathering. (DevDiscourse) 5. Development and finance leaders call for dispelling myths about women being too “high risk” for financing. More financial services...
22 nov 2019

10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 22 November 2019

2 - Economic policy ignores women. Why some argue this goes back to basic theories developed by men. (Business Insider) 3 - Men still earn more than women - even after they’re dead. How to build posthumous value. (The Conversation) 4 - Are firms penalized for creating gender-diverse boards? New Organizational Science research finds firms can pay a steep price for the effort. (Forbes) 5 - Men’s stress rises when their partner earns over 40% of household income. New study quantifies male fragility. (The Telegraph) 6 - Four ways to address gender bias in Artificial Intelligence....