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Immiserizing Growth: A Clear and Present Danger

The body of literature provides the empirical basis for the accepted notion that economic growth is inclusive in a general sense: on average, the poverty headcount falls and the incomes of the poorest rise in line with average income growth….
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Jonah Busch: “Forests contribute to climate stability and sustainable development”

Concrete actions to protect and conserve forests are needed so that their impact on climate stability and sustainable development can be maintained. And these actions need to take place starting now. Such was conveyed by Jonah Busch, PhD, in his…
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A new global research network on poverty and inequality dynamics launched

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of ending global poverty by 2030 will require that high growth rates are sustained and that growth is inclusive and shared across society so that poverty reduction is maximised. The former, high and sustained growth,…
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We Need Sustainable Infrastructure: Prof. Armida Alisjahbana

Indonesia economic growth has been constrained by serious infrastructure deficiency. Thus, the government-led infrastructure investment has been the focus of the Indonesian government in recent years. However, new concern arises on how this infrastructure development can be consistent with social…
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Fishing without License: An Obstacle to 2030 Agenda

Illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing – IUU fishing for short – costs Indonesia at least 9 trillion rupiahs every year. Such was said by Mr. Zulficar Mochtar, the Head of Research and Human Resource Division, Ministry of Marine Affairs and…
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Digital Empowerment can Promote Gender Equality

Advances in digital technology can improve women’s active contribution to the global development. Women are usually responsible for unpaid works, such as child care, creating a “hidden pay gap” between them and their male counterparts. This gap is startling in…
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Provinsi NTB Sangat Siap Menghadapi Tantangan SDGs

Seperti yang kita ketahui bersama, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) bukan lah hal yang baru, karena SDGs merupakan sebuah kontinuitas dari Milenium Development Goals (MDGs). Perihal SDGs, Provinsi NTB sudah sangat siap menghadapi tantangan untuk mencapai target-target SDGs pada tahun 2030….
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Sustainable finance for SDGs

With the adoption in 2015 of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the world shifted onto a clear path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore ecosystems, reduce poverty and inequality, strengthen governance systems,…
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Economics need insights from psychology to understand human responses to climate change

In its 2015 World Development Report, World Bank emphasized the importance of incorporating psychological, social, and cultural insights in understanding how human can respond to climate change problems. Economics has already developed a new sub-discipline that integrate psychology and economics…
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UNDP: Universities should enhance national capacity for SDGs monitoring and evaluation

From 21 to 27 October, UNDP held a week-long Regional SDG Forum in Bangkok. The Forum features a aknowledge exchange on implementing 2030 agenda, a conference on youth engagement in SDG implementation, monitoring and evaluation system on SDGs, and also…
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