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  • Green budgeting can spur governments to improve our planet’s bottom line

    Green budgeting can spur governments to improve our planet’s bottom line

    Ronnie Downes, OECD Budgeting & Public Expenditures Division Ever hear of triple-bottom line accounting? This is what businesses use to go beyond the usual financial balance sheet to ensure their accounts reflect environmentally and socially responsi…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:28am -
  • Rice and risks in the Mekong River Delta

    Rice and risks in the Mekong River Delta

    Robert Akam and Guillaume Gruere, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate The wet and verdant expanse of the Mekong Delta’s rivers and farms is a veritable rice bowl for the world. Not only do the region’s paddies produce half of Viet Nam’s rice…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:30am -

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  • How to stop countries sliding back into civil war

    How to stop countries sliding back into civil war

    AS A child soldier in Sierra Leone in the 1990s, Eric Wolo smoked a brown powder that made him dizzy during the day, and took cocaine that kept him awake at night when he had to keep watch. When he returned to his home country, Liberia, in 1999, a…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:48am -
  • Teenagers are better behaved and less hedonistic nowadays

    Teenagers are better behaved and less hedonistic nowadays

    AT THE gates of Santa Monica College, in Los Angeles, a young man with a skateboard is hanging out near a group of people who are smoking marijuana in view of the campus police. His head is clouded, too—but with worry, not weed. He frets about h…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 11:44am -
  • Which are the world’s worst airports?

    Which are the world’s worst airports?

    LIKE expensive watches that never break, the world’s best airports can be boring. You land, breeze through passport control and check into a hotel within minutes. The experience is pleasant, but not memorable. The worst airports have more charac…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 4:33am -
  • This year has seen an explosion of rage about sexual harassment

    This year has seen an explosion of rage about sexual harassment

    YOU have applied for a job and the interviewer asks you a question that lands like a bombshell: do you have a boyfriend? Then another: do people find you desirable? And a third: do you think it is important for women to wear bras to work? If you a…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 4:33am -
  • New life for the Paris climate deal

    New life for the Paris climate deal


    - 38 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:50am -
  • How sharia marriages can hurt women in the West

    How sharia marriages can hurt women in the West

    SHIRIN MUSA draws on bitter experience to inspire her work to help women caught between legal and cultural worlds. Educated and long-resident in the Netherlands, she was unhappily married to a man from her native Pakistan. In 2009 a Dutch judge pu…
    - 45 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:57am -
  • Canada’s problem with polygamy

    Canada’s problem with polygamy

    More than Canada can handleMENTION polygamy in Canada and what might come to mind is Bountiful, a suitably named town in British Columbia. It is home to Canada’s best-known polygamist, Winston Blackmore, who has an estimated 148 children. He an…
    - 45 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 10:57am -
  • Trees are covering more of the land in rich countries

    Trees are covering more of the land in rich countries

    COLM STENSON drives around County Leitrim, pointing out new tree plantations. In this corner of Ireland, close to the border with Northern Ireland, conifers seem to be springing up all around. The encroachment is not just visual. Mr Stenson, who i…
    - 52 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 10:56am -
  • Much of the money donated after disasters is stolen
    In the right handsIN A shelter in Juchitán, in southern Mexico, in September, two sisters sat at a table nursing their children. Mexico had suffered its strongest earthquake in a century, followed two weeks later by one closer to Mexico City, w…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 10:52am -
  • 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…
    - 66 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
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