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OECD: Insights Blog

  • “AI: Intelligent Machines, Smart Policies”: three conference takeaways

    “AI: Intelligent Machines, Smart Policies”: three conference takeaways

    Clara Young, OECD Public Affairs and Communications Directorate Listening to the radio this morning, I heard a story about a former FBI agent who had come out of retirement to reopen a very old case: who tipped off the Gestapo to Anne Frank’s where…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 11:10am -
  • Urgent action on air pollution in India makes economic sense

    Urgent action on air pollution in India makes economic sense

    Elisa Lanzi and Rob Dellink, OECD Environment Directorate Air pollution in Delhi has been so bad this November that the Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency. At more than 25 times the WHO recommended level, the pollution peak…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:53pm -

Oxfam: Blog

The Economist: International

  • Making sense of the culture war over transgender identity

    Making sense of the culture war over transgender identity

    A BEAUTIFUL man with high cheekbones, fluttering eyelashes and a galaxy of silver glitter in his hair strides into the room. He is wearing a wedding dress and dirty trainers. The gender-bending at this club night in east London is not new: Shakesp…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • The troubling spread of plea-bargaining from America to the world

    The troubling spread of plea-bargaining from America to the world

    A PROTEST in Madrid about the cost of the pope’s visit in 2011, when Spain’s economy was moribund, was not the first Flavia Totoro had attended. Marching alongside families, she was unconcerned about her safety. But after an altercation with p…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • Climate-change lawsuits

    Climate-change lawsuits

    IN FEBRUARY a tribunal in Kirkenes, in Norway’s far north, ruled that oil extraction in the Barents Sea was illegal. The courtroom—an auditorium sculpted from 190 tonnes of ice, pictured above—and the verdict were fictitious, staged as part…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:51am -
  • Peacekeepers in name only

    Peacekeepers in name only

    SINCE the end of August, more than half of the 1m Rohingyas in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar have fled across the border to Bangladesh. The flight of the Muslim minority group is the quickest mass departure of people from any country since the g…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 10:47am -
  • Sexual harassment at work

    Sexual harassment at work

    “I SPENT a great deal of time on my knees,” Marilyn Monroe once said of how she became a film star. “If you didn’t go along, there were 25 girls who would.” The “casting couch”—the film industry’s cosy euphemism for the extortion…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 10:57am -
  • Trauma medicine has learned lessons from the battlefield

    Trauma medicine has learned lessons from the battlefield

    BY 11.30pm on October 1st, 90 minutes after Stephen Paddock began firing out of a window at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, the floors of the emergency department at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Centre were awash with blood. The air smelled o…
    - 36 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:50am -
  • Houses divided

    Houses divided

    Earlier this year The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, asked people in eight countries how they balance career and family. Men were two to three times less likely than women to think that, in their family, the majority of household and child-care…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:54am -
  • The gender pay gap

    The gender pay gap

    “I ALWAYS wanted to be a mum,” says Meghan, a British woman with two children. She wanted a career, too, and worked hard for it, earning a degree in economics and accounting, and taking professional exams. At a big accounting firm in London, s…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 10:54am -
  • Charities are becoming more professional

    Charities are becoming more professional

    WITH 3,700 square metres of retail space, the Emmaus megastore on the outskirts of Preston, a northern English city, is the biggest charity shop in Britain. Customers wander among endless rows of sofas, testing the cushions and examining the other…
    - 51 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 4:48am -
  • Match-fixing goes digital

    Match-fixing goes digital

    COMPETITIVE video-gaming, collectively known as eSports, is surging in popularity, packing out stadiums from Germany to South Korea, and attracting a global audience of almost 400m. The industry is worth $700m annually, according to Newzoo, a mark…
    - 57 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
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Janine Just, Inc.
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The Guardian: Global Economy

  • Honda UK warns MPs of consequences of leaving EU customs union
    Motor industry says threatened new tariffs could add £1,500 to price of an imported car, and make exports more expensive tooThe devastating impact of a hard Brexit on the UK car industry was laid bare on Tuesday to MPs, who were told every 15 minute…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:10pm -
  • Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters
    Those who voted for Brexit wanted migration to be managed, say Jonathon Porritt and Colin Hines. But Eric Goodyer voted remain to keep his freedom to work, live and retire anywhere in Europe. Plus John Hall says the benefits system must be reoriented…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:24pm -
  • Trans-Pacific trade pact revived despite Trump withdrawal
    Ministers meeting in Vietnam have agreed ‘core elements’ of the deal after hard lobbying by Australia and JapanLeading Pacific Rim nations have announced the salvaging of a trade pact that US president Donald Trump abandoned in one of his first a…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 12:51am -
  • Get Brexit deal fast, business leaders to tell Theresa May
    Senior representatives to warn prime minister that firms will assume and act on worst case scenario if no transition deal is achieved soonBritish and European business leaders are to demand an urgent breakthrough on Brexit from Theresa May in order t…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 7:37pm -
  • The Guardian view on Trump in China: a bromance unlikely to run smooth | Editorial
    The US president has been gushing about the Beijing stretch of his Asian tour. But strains in the bilateral relationship are growing with China’s ambitionsMao once observed that a revolution is not a dinner party. Neither are great power relations…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 2:27pm -
  • Australian stock market sustains highest point since global financial crisis
    ASX200 closes above 6,000-point barrier for second day running as it sustains post-GFC highs The Australian stock market has closed above 6,000 points for the second day running although analysts warned that it was too early to predict whether it cou…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 1:47am -
  • The Guardian view on the Paradise Papers: a light on murky dealings | Editorial
    Allowing the very richest to secede from the rest of society and choose the jurisdiction they operate under has led to an astonishing rise in global inequalityThe millions of leaked files in the Paradise Papers once again shine a bright light on wher…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 2:41pm -
  • The cost of Britons’ failure to learn foreign languages | Letters
    Native English speakers can’t simply rely on the rest of the world’s desire to learn their language, say Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Jennifer Jenkins, while Jane Sjögren quotes Nelson Mandela on the importance of linguistic skills and Trevor Steven…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 2:02pm -
  • Growing US-China tensions threaten world economy, Turnbull says
    Prime minister warns that clash between populism and capitalism could undermine stability of free trade systemThe prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has warned that rising tensions between an increasingly assertive China and populist United States pos…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 6:24pm -
  • 'No deal' Brexit could add £930 a year to UK shopping bills, say experts
    Poorer families and unemployed will be especially badly hit, says thinktank report calculating cost of walking away from EU without trade dealHouseholds face increases of up to £930 in their annual shopping bills if Britain walks away from Brexit ta…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 2:00pm -

The World Bank Blog

  • newTo improve female labour force participation in Sri Lanka, first change attitudes

    To improve female labour force participation in Sri Lanka, first change attitudes

    Read the feature story here Earlier this year in Hatton, I met a group of talented, young adults who had just participated in a social innovation pilot program. They were enthusiastic and dynamic, brimming with potential. But the potential to reali…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:07pm -
  • newCan Ukraine transform itself into an innovation-driven economy?

    Can Ukraine transform itself into an innovation-driven economy?

    What do Igor Sikorsky - the aviation pioneer who designed the first helicopter – and Sergey Korolev – the lead rocket scientist for the Soviet space program that took Sputnik and the first human into space – have in common? They both graduated…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • newWhat connectivity means for Brazil’s youngest state

    What connectivity means for Brazil’s youngest state

    All photos by Gregoire Gauthier and Satoshi OgitaMarcos Ribeiro almost has tears in his eyes, as he explains the huge opportunities he sees for modern, ecologically mindful agriculture to us, a visiting World Bank team. The young tropical fruit produ…
    - 23 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • newWeekly links November 17: What’s new in trade research, fungibility is too painful to think about, an employment program that worked, and more…
    Trade Diversion lists trade-related job market papers. A final reminder to those who want to blog their job market paper for us – submissions close noon EST on Wed 22 November.Wired Magazine covers reproducibility in economics.The Stata blog h…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:22pm -
  • newA road by any other name: street naming and property addressing system in Accra, Ghana

    A road by any other name: street naming and property addressing system in Accra, Ghana

    Street names in Accra, Ghana. Photo credit: Ben Welle/ Flickr CC When I used to work in Rwanda, I lived on a small street in Kigali. Every time I invited friends over, I would tell them to “walk past the Embassy, look out for the Church, and t…
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:16pm -
  • Colombian rural women are building peace

    Colombian rural women are building peace

    A coffee farmer from Cauca, Colombia. (Photo: Neil Palmer / CIAT)As part of the recent peace accords, Colombia is returning land to the victims of a 50-year internal armed conflict. This includes the protection of women's fundamental rights, which…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • Weekly wire: The global forum

    Weekly wire: The global forum

    These are some of the views and reports relevant to our readers that caught our attention this week.Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018: Bankers without BordersWorld BankSuccessful international integration has underpinned most experienc…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:11pm -
  • How teaching with the test (not to the test) improves learning

    How teaching with the test (not to the test) improves learning

    “Test and punish”?There’s a debate raging in American schools today: how (and how much) should children be tested?The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act created a system where all children in all schools from grades 3 to 8 must be tested each y…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:30am -
  • Wage Inequality in Latin America: Understanding the Past to Prepare for the Future

    Wage Inequality in Latin America: Understanding the Past to Prepare for the Future

    In the early 1800s, the Prussian scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt wandered the streets of Mexico City and Lima and wrote of his astonishment at the misery and wealth, the "nakedness" and the “luxury", the "immense inequality of fortu…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:02am -
  • Reducing the health burden due to pollution

    Reducing the health burden due to pollution

    Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World BankHeavy smog compelled New Delhi to declare a pollution emergency last week. As air pollution soared to hazardous levels and residents donned masks, India’s capital took a series of measures, such as banni…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:22am -

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