All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (27)

Why Gender Parity Matters

This article was written by Laura Tyson and Anu Madgavkar. It was first published on Project Syndicate. 

BERKELEY – The high cost of gender inequality has been documented extensively. But a …

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 18, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

‘IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ’ AFRICA IN PERSPECTIVE.

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‘IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ’

AFRICA IN PERSPECTIVE.

Have you ever imagined how the world will turn to be like? Have you given a second thought of the giant success the world will be achieving? It seems to be skeptical in the eyes of many all over the world today but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We can’t be victims of the past anymore as rightly said by President Barack Obama. For the future of the…

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Added by eric vondee on August 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Memory and Justice: Confronting Past Atrocity and Human Rights Abuse

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of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) as a consultancy report for the Ford Foundation’s Andean Region and
The authors acknowledge the indispensable editorial contributions,research assistance, and logistical support of…
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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 7, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, we present a selection of Carnegie Council resources from the past year. PHOTO CREDIT: Martina K Photography (…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Bano Fatima

Today I bring to you an interview with the young, passionate and accomplished Bano Fatima. Despite being just 22 years old, she has co-founded with her cousin, Nabila Kidwai, Weaver's Hut, a grassroots organization to help the weaver community in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. In September 2013, Bano was felicitated with the HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) Entrepreneurship Award at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Development Studies…

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Added by Neha Bhat on December 1, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Health Diplomacy in Africa: a win-win strategy for the EU? By Valeria Fargion and Marco Mayer

Do you agree with the following proposal? …

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Added by Marco Mayer on October 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Guinea: the end of the democratic transition?

With a two years delay, this Saturday more than five million Guineans were finally called to participate in a legislative election that officially certified the completion of the path to democracy –a process that begun in November 2010 with the first transparent and open presidential election in Guinea since its independence from France in 1958.

Yet, do these long overdue elections really mark the final of the transition?

 Technically, yes. Despite flaws –some voting stations…

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Added by Ana Polo Alonso on October 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Thought Leader: Rowan Williams

DEVIN STEWART: What is unique today, particularly from a moral perspective?

ROWAN WILLIAMS: I think the big factor for the world today is, of course, global communication, the rapidity and the reach of global communication and the fact that anybody, in effect, can post views electronically and have a…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 1, 2013 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Nancy Birdsall, founding president of the Center for Global Development.

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Birdsall, great to have you here today. Thank you for coming to Carnegie Council.

NANCY…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Louise Arbour

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's David Speedie spoke with Louise Arbour, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group. Previously she was United Nations high commissioner for human rights. 

DAVID SPEEDIE: What do you believe is morally distinct about the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 8, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

What the World Bank Does Not Understand About “Doing Business”

In its 10-year history, the World Bank’s Doing Business Report has achieved enormous influence. The annual study, one of the flagship knowledge products of the World Bank, is…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on May 2, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Development *with* Sovereignty

From Rami Khouri in BEIRUT—I join with many others who applaud and are surprised by the speed and persistence of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s engagement in diplomatic efforts to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. I applaud his initiative because it can only result in something positive, whether it succeeds or fails. 

If it achieves its goals, it could…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 12, 2013 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

Buds of Hope : Organic Jasmine floriculture supplements farmer income in Maharashtra (India)

My new article covers the jasmine (also known as mogra in Hindi and Marathi) floriculture initiative undertaken by the tribal (Katkari) farmers in the Vikramgad block of Thane district. Technical assistance from a local NGO has helped these poor farmers to supplement their seasonal income by cultivating organic jasmine buds for the markets of Mumbai. Suitable market linkages (overseas and domestic markets) and public policy measures can help to…

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Added by Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani on December 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Dambisa Moyo

Tune in to Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Dambisa Moyo on September 18 at approximately 6:00 PM New York time. Here is a Thought Leader interview she gave us earlier this summer.

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Moyo, how would you describe the time we…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 17, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Nobuo Tanaka

DEVIN STEWART: Going to the big picture here for the Thought Leaders Forum that we're hosting at Carnegie Council: Looking at the big picture and the planet, looking back at your experiences in Europe and the United States and Asia—you have been based all around the world; you have government, NGO, international organization…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 11, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

JOB: LeapFrog Investments Global Fellows Program

Not to be confused with the Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellows, our colleagues at LeapFrog Investments, pioneers in the microinsurance space, have their own fellowship program. See the current class…
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Added by Carnegie Council on July 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

A tribute to the magic called: Rain

Rain

A liquefied slice of heaven fell on a rose petal one day

It toggled, turned, danced and swayed

As it moved, it shone different shades of red and purple hue

The shades changed as it made its way gliding down the velvety rue

Then another drop of diamond fell gently on the red carpet as it exuded sweet perfume

That one too made its way to…

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Added by Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani on June 13, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Predicament of Poverty

We called him 'Bapu' and he called us 'Bapu' too! Every time we visited Hanuman Sarange's farm, Bapu would greet us "Ram Ram Bapuuu" with a faint smile on his wrinkled face. A few months passed like this and when we got some time alone, I asked bapu about his life and how he ended up with his brother. He started talking, looking away in void, as if his life story was…

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Added by Anukool Chavhan on June 3, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Bottom of the Pyramid, Part II: Partnering for Success

[PHOTO CREDIT: A bride's feet dipped in milk and lac dye, by Shounak Ray (CC).]

Introduction & Background:

Part I of this two-part series discussed the need to integrate the poor in…

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Added by Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani on May 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

City Development States: Why Lagos Works Better than Nigeria

Nigeria is not known for strong governance. On the contrary, it is arguably one of worse governed countries in the world,…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on May 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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