News headlines for “G8: Too Much Power?”

  1. Finance Following Growth

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (IPS) - Economists of all persuasions recognize the critical role of finance in economic growth. The financial sector's stability and depth are widely considered important in this connection.

  2. Are Prospects of Rural Youth Employment in Africa a Mirage?

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Nov 13 (IPS) - Many recent accounts tend to dismiss productive employment of youth in rural areas in Africa as a mirage largely because they exhibit strong resistance to eking out a bare subsistence in dismal working and living conditions. We argue below on recent evidence of agricultural transformation that this view is overly pessimistic, if not largely mistaken.

  3. Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn.

  4. 'Refugees Are Nothing but Commodities'

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    FOLLONICA, Italy, Nov 09 (IPS) - As countless refugees arriving on Italy's shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.

  5. Emerging Markets at Risk Again

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 08 (IPS) - Emerging market governments often draw lessons from previous financial crises – or at least claim to do so – to prevent their recurrence. However, such preventive measures are typically designed to address the causes of the last crisis, not the next one. Hence, some measures adopted may inadvertently become new sources of instability and crisis.

  6. Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes... But Where To?

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what?

  7. Women and Malnutrition in Africa

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    NEW DELHI and PHILADELPHIA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Undernutrition is widespread and a key reason for poor child health in many developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 40 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth, that is, severely reduced height-for-age relative to their growth potential. Stunting is a result of periods of undernutrition in early childhood, and it has been found to have a series of adverse long-term effects in those who survive childhood. It is negatively associated with mental development, human capital accumulation, adult health, and with economic productivity and income levels in adulthood.

  8. Mounting Illicit Financial Outflows from South

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (IPS) - Although quite selective, targeted, edited and carefully managed, last year's Panama Papers highlighted some problems associated with illicit financial flows, such as tax evasion and avoidance. The latest Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report shows that illicit financial outflows (IFFs) from developing countries, already at alarming levels, continue to grow rapidly.

  9. Sustainable Water Management as a Lever for Green Growth in Ethiopia and the Region

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Sustainable water supply is imperative for economic growth, but so often gets side-lined in the rush for development. The unanticipated consequence is a global economy that is increasingly stunted by water resource challenges, with worldwide predictions suggesting that global water demand will increase by approximately 75% more than global water supply in the next 30 years!

  10. Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – Or Should Be

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.

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