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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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Prof. Armida Alisjahbana: SDGs need an Integrated Approach and Strategy

Economic, social and environmental pillars are all important three pillars for sustainable development goals (SDGs). The achievement of SDGs will depend on the successful implementation of all three pillars. We need to integrate global, national and local level efforts. For…
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Regulations must keep up with development dynamics

Development is a complex and dynamic process. Globalization, for example, is no longer about free trade and investment but also a continuously-free flow of information under inter-connected social network. On the other hand, at the local scale, public participation under…
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Poverty and inequality in Indonesia and Southeast Asia: Measurement, impact and policies

UNPAD’s SDGs Center and SMERU Research Institute are co-organizing a special session at the 15th Convention of the East Asian Economic Association to be held in Bandung (EAEA2016), Indonesia, on 5-6 November 2016. The session titled “Poverty and inequality in Indonesia…
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Inequality harms entrepreneurship development

Development of entrepreneurship in Indonesia has been relatively stagnant. World Bank data suggests that Indonesia ranks only 126 out of 141 countries in terms of entrepreneurship index. This worrying fact was shared by Dr. Arief Anshory Yusuf, Executive Director of…
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Sekolah valuasi uncovers nature’s invisible economic value

In our world, where market system is the norm, market prices have been guiding economic, business and policy decisions. More often than not, the signals sent through market prices are distorted and misguide economic agents into thinking that resources with…
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