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  1. 270 Million People are Migrants, Who Send Home a Staggering $689 Billion

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - The number of international migrants in 2019 is now estimated at 270 million and the top destination remains the United States, at nearly 51 million, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday.

  2. IDB Modernises Crucial Social and Environmental Safeguards

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 27 (IPS) - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is in the process of modernising the social and environmental safeguards that govern the financing of projects considered vital for the construction of sustainable infrastructure in the Latin American region.

  3. Social Protection Necessary to Quickly End Poverty, Hunger

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 26 (IPS) - Historically, most social security systems have developed in the formal sector of rich economies. However, most of the poor and hungry in the world live in rural areas, surviving in the informal economy.

  4. When African Women are Financially Included, an Entire Continent Wins

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    KIGALI, Nov 26 (IPS) - When Rwandan-born and Senegalese-raised entrepreneur and businesswoman Kristine Ngiriye was 18 she had a brilliant idea that she wanted to translate into a business. But when she went to her local bank for a loan they told her to rather get married, because " a woman must be married instead of venturing into business", Ngiriye tells IPS.

  5. More Austerity for Developing Countries: It’s Bad News, and It’s Avoidable

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC and LONDON, Nov 25 (IPS) - As the West questions damaging austerity policies, it is becoming the new normal for the rest of the world, risking achievement of sustainable development goals. After years of austerity, a number of Eurozone countries are now considering expansionary fiscal policies. And in the UK, government spending is set to return to levels last seen in the 1970s. But austerity abounds elsewhere in the world, including in some of the poorest countries.

  6. Green Steel

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    BEIJING, China, Nov 21 (IPS) - How Indonesian craftsmanship is undergoing a revival at the world's first ‘bamboo university'.

    It's fast-growing, flexible and strong. Standing underneath a bamboo canopy, it is easy to understand why people have been using this grass plant for years, in the construction of houses, bridges and scaffolding.

  7. Evo Morales: Hero or Villain?

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 20 (IPS) - To be president in a country like Bolivia might be like a precarious act performed by a tightrope-dancer between "the Devil and the deep blue sea".

    After 23 years as Bolivia's President, Evo Morales finally lost his foothold and ended up as political refugee in Mexico, adding his name to a long list of previous revolutionary exiles, like Augusto Sandino, Fidel Castro, and most prominently – Leon Trotsky. The last one was murdered, though the others came back, something Evo Morales has promised to do:

  8. Winning the ‘No Food Loss’ Battle: The Case of Japan

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    ARKANSAS, Nov 20 (IPS) - Humankind since almost the time that there is recorded history has grappled with the question of ‘how many is too many?' The response is expectedly complex as it varies across time and space. The pace of population growth was slow till about approximately 250 years or so. It is only since the middle of the eighteenth century that there has been a palpable acceleration in population growth.

  9. Liberation, Not Liberalization, Responsible for China’s Economic Miracle

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (IPS) - Any balanced assessment of the so-called Chinese economic miracle will recognize that it was extremely successful, not only during the reform period from 1979, but also since Liberation in 1949 despite the setbacks of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

  10. Bringing Silicon Valley to Kathmandu Valley

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    KATHMANDU, Nov 18 (IPS) - For those who think that Nepal is too underdeveloped to make full use of artificial intelligence (AI), think again. That is exactly what they used to say about computers and mobile phones in the 1990s.

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