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UNCTAD: Africa Rising

Africa needs investment to advance sustainable development and see the continent prosper. James Zhan, Astrit Sulstarova and Mathabo le Roux argue that the nature...

Joseph E Stiglitz and Hamid Rashid: Closing Developing Countries’ Capital Drain

Developing countries are bracing for a major slowdown this year. According to the UN report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016, their growth averaged...

Scott Eckert: Robots to the Rescue

Daniel H Wilson, the writer of humorous fiction like How to Survive a Robot Uprising and Robopocalypse says, tongue-in-cheek: “Someday mankind must face and...

John and Patrick Collison: Two Lads in Silicon Valley

Deciding to drop out of Yale University half-way through the curriculum requires a good reason. A privileged Ivy League education is not dispensed with...

Travis Kalanick: Uber or Bust

Whether you’re the old-fashioned type that likes to hail a cab by the roadside or rich enough to have your own driver, it’s likely...

EIB Investment Plan for Europe: Revolution in Use of Public Resources

The Marshall Plan did much to inject life into the post-war recovery of Europe. Initially comprising $13 billion, mostly in direct aid, the plan...

Wall Street’s Second Act

Now is the time to get rich. The volume of money idling on the side lines for lack of yield now stands at an...

Playing to Win or Playing to Survive? Urbanisation and the Knowledge...

It is no surprise that cities around the world have been expanding over the last few decades. The pace of this trend is breath-taking....

UNCDF “What Did We Learn?” Series: UNCDF MicroLead Expansion Innovations Reaching...

Increasing the capacity of financial institutions to provide low-balance savings accounts and reach low-income clients in developing countries with technology-driven products has become an...

Jeff Bezos: Transforming Retail into a Loss-Leader

Best known as the founding father of Internet behemoth Amazon, Jeff Bezos is more than a one-multi-global-success-trick pony. A divisive figure – mainly due...