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Currencies Pressured Amid Brexit: Currency Policy Matters for Development

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30 Jun 2016

Overseas Development Institute (ODI); briefing paper; Author: Phyllis Papadavid – Details for “Currencies Pressured Amid Brexit: Currency Policy Matters for Development”

One week ago, roughly $2 trillion was lost in global equity markets, following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. In response, several developing country central banks, including the Reserve Bank of India and the Bank of Korea intervened to stabilise their currencies. With a prolonged period of risk aversion ahead, sharp currency moves in developing and emerging economies could continue.

Rhine-Waal: Student Develops Helpful New App for Refugees

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29 Jun 2016

Jonas Hallmann, student at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, has developed a new support app for refugees: “This resource can be used in other communities as well.”

Who are the Global Top 1%?

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23 Jun 2016

King’s International Development Institute (IDI); Working Paper 2016-02; Authors: Sudhir Anand and Paul Segal – Details for “Who are the Global Top 1%?”

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the changing composition of the global rich and the rising representation of developing countries at the top of the global distribution.

UNESCO Nomination for University of Twente Sustainability Course

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21 Jun 2016

The short course programme Designing Green Climate Fund Projects (ICREP) has been nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development.

For Pro-Poor Cash Transfers, the Local Political Economy is Crucial – SHPIG Interim Findings

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20 Jun 2016

The research project Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) has published its interim findings (PDF). The results show the importance of the local political setting and of the implementation of health exemption policies.

Call for Participation: New EADI Working Group on Postcolonialism

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16 Jun 2016

A new EADI Working Group on "Postcolonial Perspectives on and within Development (Studies)" has been established.

A New EU Strategic Approach to Global Development, Resilience and Sustainability

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16 Jun 2016

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); IAI Working Papers 16/14; Authors: Bernardo Venturi, Damien Helly – Details for “A New EU Strategic Approach to Global Development, Resilience and Sustainability”

The new EU Global Strategy (EUGS) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda provide an opportunity for the EU to refresh its global approach to development cooperation.

Why Migration Will Continue. Examples From Syria and Ethiopia

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09 Jun 2016

Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR); Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 1301-1309; Author: Anja van Heelsum – Details for “Why Migration Will Continue. Examples From Syria and Ethiopia”

Political scientist Anja van Heelsum argues that the migration crisis that started in the summer of 2015 was not an unexpected or sudden phenomenon, and that it is likely to continue in the future.

“Why Development Depends on Dialogue and Dissent”

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06 Jun 2016

ISS alumnus Ben Phillips argues that tackling inequality and ensuring more incluse growth is dependent on a vibrant civil society that is not afraid of dissent.

In the Antechamber of a New Global Bipolarity

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02 Jun 2016

European Institute of Romania (EIR); Romanian Journal of European Affairs (RJEA), Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 5-19; Authors: Paul Dobrescu, Mălina Ciocea – Details for “In the Antechamber of a New Global Bipolarity”

This paper investigates the shifts in the international balance of power, that we attribute both to the weakening status of the US globally and to the rise of regional powers.

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