The 2010s are coming to a close. Reviewing the decade, what can we say about the future? A tech person will look at technological progress (stunning). A sociologist will look at cultural diversity (explosive). My take (disclosure: I’m an economist)

A highlight in COP 25 meetings held in Madrid this week was a side event that pointed to the key role cities of all sizes, including smaller municipalities, can play in the fight against climate change. Gathered in the Forum

With inter-communal tensions and weakened domestic armies, Africa’s Sahel region is facing an increasing threat of terrorism and instability. The conflict has persisted for more than half a decade, but the security breakdown has recently worsened. Militant groups have taken control

In an attempt to curb the smuggling of goods, Nigeria closed its land borders without warning this August. Hameed Ali, the customs chief, announced that this “will continue as long as we can get the desired results.” While various goods were

Science, technology and innovation are often regarded as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, while scientists have been alerting society for decades on the negative impacts and risks linked to human activity — climate change, growing pollution levels,

Imagine spending half your salary to purchase water — water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Juleha, a 37-year-old woman from a coastal town in Indonesia, did more than imagine it. She lived it. Juleha paid up to half her earnings

Project HOPE is a 60-year-old global health development and humanitarian non-profit organization whose mission is to empower health workers to better care for the people they serve. We currently work in 29 countries building individuals' local capacity to effectively confront

The Impakter team,  deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash near Addis Ababa, joins the Secretary-General of the United Nations in conveying their heartfelt sympathies and solidarity to the victims’ families and loved ones, including those of

We are in the midst of an education crisis: 100 million young children will never get a chance to attend school while another 250 million go to school yet leave without ever having learned how to read, write, or use

Energy, whether it be in regard to poverty or transition, is essential to human life and society, naturally putting it at the forefront of the news.  The United Nations launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2012 (SE4 all); in

In June 2018, the Spanish government set up a special office for the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country. It created the position of High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda of Spain as a landmark position.  And

Just about everyone agrees that sustainable agriculture is crucial for the future, especially given that the world’s population is expected to grow while the size of the planet will not. While we have a broad consensus on what sustainable agriculture is,

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