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World Economic and Social Survey 2016

World Economic and Social Survey 2016

Climate Change Resilience - An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities

  • Author: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • ISBN: 921361988X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
  • View: 5826
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This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey contributes to the debate on the implementation challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addressing the specific challenge of building resilience to climate change, the Survey focuses attention on the population groups and communities that are disproportionately affected by climate hazards. It argues that, in the absence of transformative policies which coherently address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development, building climate resilience will remain elusive and poverty and inequalities will worsen. To the extent that the differential impact of climate hazards on people and communities is determined largely by the prevalence of multiple inequalities in respect of the access to resources and opportunities, policies aimed at building climate resilience provide an opportunity to address the structural determinants of poverty and inequality in their multiple dimensions.

Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council 2015

Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council 2015

  • Author: United Nations Department of Public Information
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • ISBN: 9213619375
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 114
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The Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council is a bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the Economic and Social Council. This issue covers the 2015 session of the Council including the organizational and substantive session. The Index is divided in two parts comprising the Subject Index and Index to Speeches. The Index is prepared by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Department of Public Information, as one of the products of the United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBIS).

Emerging Trade Issues for Small Developing Countries

Emerging Trade Issues for Small Developing Countries

Scrutinising the Horizon

  • Author: Teddy Y. Soobramanien,Leah Worrall
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291721
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 204
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Emerging Trade Issues for Small Developing Countries seeks to help Commonwealth developing countries adapt to emerging trade issues such as climate change, e-commerce, implementation of the SDGs, and the role of Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises and GVCs . It addresses systemic issues that impact on the participation in the multilateral trading system and WTO negotiations.

World Economic and Social Survey 2013

World Economic and Social Survey 2013

Sustainable Development Challenges

  • Author: United Nations
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211091670
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 181
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This volume "contributes to the deliberations on addressing sustainable development challenges with a focus on three important cross-sectoral issues identified for action and follow up at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation."--Page four of cover.

Global Governance and Rules for the Post-2015 Era

Global Governance and Rules for the Post-2015 Era

Addressing Emerging Issues in the Global Environment

  • Author: Jose Antonio Alonso,José Antonio Ocampo
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472580710
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
  • View: 7849
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Attention is increasingly being paid to the conceptualization of the sustainable development agenda that should guide global development efforts beyond 2015. New trends are shaping the international environment, suggesting that the world emerging from the recent economic and financial crisis will probably be very different from the one we have known so far. The emerging issues demand new concerted responses and new international efforts, which will have to be framed by new rules and more democratic and inclusive mechanisms of global governance. Global Governance and Rules for the Post 2015 Era provides a unique assessment of global rules and governance, a reflection of how global rules have been shaping development experiences and outcomes, an identification of the shortcomings of current global governance mechanisms and innovative suggestions for reforming and improving them. The various chapters analyse whether current rules and governance structures enables the building of effective responses against international problems and promote a fair distribution of development opportunities among countries. This book is a timely contribution to the discussions on a new global development agenda undertaken under the leadership of the United Nations. It reflects the outcome of a research programme by a group of independent development experts brought together by the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP), a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council. It will be of interest to policymakers worldwide, experts of international agencies, scholars, students and the wider public.

Better Policies for Development 2014

Better Policies for Development 2014

Policy Coherence and Illicit Financial Flows

  • Author: OCDE,,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher: OCDE
  • ISBN: 9789264210318
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 99
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This edition of Better Policies for Development focuses on illicit financial flows and their detrimental effects on development and growth. Every year, huge sums of money are transferred out of developing countries illegally. The numbers are disputed, but illicit financial flows are often cited as outstripping official development aid and inward investment. These flows strip resources from developing countries that could be used to finance much-needed public services, such as health care and education. This report defines policy coherence for development as a global tool for creating enabling environments for development in a post-2015 context. It shows that coherent policies in OECD countries in areas such as tax evasion, anti-bribery and money laundering can contribute to reducing illicit financial flows from developing countries. It also provides an update on OECD efforts to develop a monitoring matrix for policy coherence for development, based upon existing OEC

Indicators of Sustainable Development

Indicators of Sustainable Development

Guidelines and Methodologies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211045772
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 93
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This publication presents the third set of Indicators of Sustainable Development and provides suggestions on how to adapt them to national conditions and priorities. It benefits from the active participation of and excellent collaboration with, a wide range of governments, international organizations, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations and individual experts. This edition aims to further the momentum at the national and international level to develop and apply sustainable development indicators and to help the understanding of the various dimensions of sustainable development and their complex interactions and the facilitation of policy decisions for achieving sustainable development goals.

In Search of New Development Finance

In Search of New Development Finance

  • Author: Nazrul Islam
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN: 9781472580870
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7892
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This book offers a state of the art analysis of innovative development finance, examining both new ideas and recent practice, especially in Asia and Latin America.

Education for Sustainable Development Goals

Education for Sustainable Development Goals

learning objectives

  • Author: Rieckmann, Marco
  • Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN: 9231002090
  • Category:
  • Page: 62
  • View: 2914
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Better Policies for Sustainable Development 2016 A New Framework for Policy Coherence

Better Policies for Sustainable Development 2016 A New Framework for Policy Coherence

A New Framework for Policy Coherence

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264256997
  • Category:
  • Page: 292
  • View: 1700
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This report introduces the Framework for Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) - a screening tool that aims to support governments in designing and implementing coherent policies.

Strengthening Sport for Development and Peace

Strengthening Sport for Development and Peace

National Policies and Strategies

  • Author: Oliver Dudfield
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 1849291187
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 84
  • View: 7532
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Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) brings the power of sport to solving some of the most difficult challenges of humankind, such as the realisation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Commonwealth leaders have consistently endorsed the role that SDP can play in development and peace work, in particular in the domain of youth engagement and empowerment. This collection of papers, commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS), showcases innovative approaches and examples of effective SDP policies and strategies. Written by CABOS members, independent experts and agencies, the papers reflect critical thinking and urgent debates among leading scholars and practitioners of SDP.

International Economic Problems

International Economic Problems

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349159026
  • Category:
  • Page: 180
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Post-2015 Development Goals

Post-2015 Development Goals

Eighth Report of Session 2012-13, Vol. 1: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215052469
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 133
  • View: 6209
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched at the UN General Assembly in 2001, and have had great influence on the field of international development. The Goals cover areas such as extreme poverty (i.e. living on less than US$1.25 per day), primary education, child and maternal mortality, and HIV/AIDS; each Goal is supported by underlying targets, most of which have a target date of 2015. In July 2012, the UN Secretary-General established a High-level Panel, tasked with making recommendations as to what should replace the MDGs after 2015. Under the MDGs, some of the targets are phrased in universal terms, but others are relative - on extreme poverty, for example, the target is not to eliminate it but to reduce it by half. The Prime Minister has argued that the post-2015 framework should aim for the elimination of extreme poverty, and the Committee agrees. Another key debate is whether the post-2015 framework should incorporate issues of environmental sustainability, again supported by the Committee. The MDGs undoubtedly had great resonance around the world. The simplicity and measurability of the MDGs, and the level of responsibility countries have taken for meeting them, have been crucial factors in their success. For those involved in developing the post-2015 framework, the most critical task is to ensure that these strengths are retained.

The Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals

A Latin American and Caribbean Perspective

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211215588
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 321
  • View: 6942
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This publication examines the progress made on development issues and related challenges in the Latin American and Caribbean region five years after the Millennium Development Goals and associated targets were agreed by the international community. Focusing on the key theme of inequality, seven chapters consider the following issues: combating poverty and hunger; access to educational opportunities as a pillar of human development; gender equality and women's empowerment; health-related targets; ensuring environmental sustainability; financing aspects of the MDGs and international development assistance.

Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era

Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era

  • Author: Jose Antonio Alonso,Giovanni Andrea Cornia,Rob Vos
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472531647
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 408
  • View: 5662
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The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 exposed systemic failings at the core of economic policy making worldwide. The crisis came on top of several other crises, including skyrocketing and highly volatile world food and energy prices and climate change. This book argues that new policy approaches are needed to address such devastating global development challenges and to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences to livelihoods worldwide that would result from present approaches. The contributors to the book are independent development experts, brought together by the UN to identify a development strategy capable of promoting a broad-based economic recovery and at the same time guaranteeing social equity and environmental sustainability both within countries and internationally. This new development approach seeks to promote the reforms needed to improve global governance, providing a more equitable distribution of global public goods. The contributors offer a critical evaluation of past development experiences and report on their creative search for new and well-thought out answers for the future. They suggest that economic progress, fairer societies and environmental sustainability can be compatible objectives, but only when pursued simultaneously by all.

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Principles and Practices

  • Author: P. Abdul Salam,Sangam Shrestha,Vishnu Prasad Pandey,Anil Kumar Anal
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119243165
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
  • View: 625
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Water, energy and food are key resources to sustain life, and are the fundamental to national, regional and global economies. These three resources are interlinked in multiple ways, and the term “nexus” captures the interconnections. The nexus has been discussed, debated, researched, and advocated widely but the focus is often on the pairings of “water-energy” or “water-food” or “energy-food”. To really benefit from the nexus approach in terms of resource use efficiency it is essential to understand, operationalize and practice the nexus of all three resources. As demand for these resources increases worldwide, using them sustainability is a critical concern for scientists and citizens, governments and policy makers. Volume highlights include: Contributions to the global debate on water-energy-food nexus Examples of the nexus approach in practice from different regions of the world Perspectives on the future of the nexus agenda Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Theories and Practices is a valuable resource for students, research scholars and professionals in academic institutions with strong interests in interdisciplinary research involving geography, earth science, environmental science, environmental management, sustainability science, international development, and ecological economics. The volume will also be useful for professionals, practitioners and consultants in /NGOs, government, and international agencies. Read an interview with the editors to find out more: https://eos.org/editors-vox/working-towards-a-sustainable-future

Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category

Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category

Inclusion, Graduation, and Special Support Measures

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789211046908
  • Category: Developing countries
  • Page: 82
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Contains an updated comprehensive explanation of the criteria, procedures and methodology used in establishing which countries are eligible for inclusion in, or recommended for graduation from, the least developed country (LDC) category. It also provides an overview of the special support measures that can be derived from having least developed country status.

Health and the Millennium Development Goals

Health and the Millennium Development Goals

  • Author: World Health Organization
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • ISBN: 9789241562980
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 81
  • View: 6355
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This WHO's report provides a global overview of progress towards each of the health MDGs to date and identifies the challenges to be addressed if we are to meet the goals. It presents the essential elements - the strategies and inputs - that will help the international community working collectively, to tackle the health crisis facing many poor countries, and in doing so, contribute to poverty reduction.

Woman's Role in Economic Development

Woman's Role in Economic Development

  • Author: Ester Boserup,Su Fei Tan,Camilla Toulmin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134037058
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 306
  • View: 7196
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'Boserup's contribution to our thinking on womens role in development cannot be underestimated. Her keen observations, her use of empirical data and her commitment to greater gender equality are still an inspiration to students, researchers and activists who are interested in a better and more equal world.' From the new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji, Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin 'Womens Role in Economic Development has become a key reference book for anyone - student, scholar, or practitioner - interested in gender and development analyses. This book is important not only because it provided the intellectual underpinning of the Women in Development (WID) analysis, but also because of the lasting influence it had on the development of theoretical, conceptual, and policy thinking in the fields of women, gender, and development. The re-editing of Womens Role in Economic Development, with its new introduction, ensures students, academics, and practitioners continued access to an essential reference for those interested in the women and development literature.' Gender and Development This classic text by Ester Boserup was the first investigation ever undertaken into what happens to women in the process of economic and social growth throughout the developing world, thereby serving as an international benchmark. In the context of the ongoing struggle for womens rights, massive urbanization and international efforts to reduce poverty, this book continues to be a vital text for economists, sociologists, development workers, activists and all those who take an active interest in women's social and economic circumstances and problems throughout the world. A substantial new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji, Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin reflects on Boserups legacy as a scholar and activist, and the continuing relevance of her work. This highlights the key issue of how the role of women in economic development has or has not changed over the past four decades in developing countries, and covers crucial current topics including: women and inequality, international and national migration, conflict, HIV and AIDS, markets and employment, urbanization, leadership, property rights, global processes, including the Millennium Development Goals, and barriers to change.

The Civic Culture of Local Economic Development

The Civic Culture of Local Economic Development

  • Author: Laura A. Reese,Raymond A. Rosenfeld
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761916911
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 408
  • View: 5739
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In this seminal work, the authors argue that there are distinct local factors that shape the environment of economic development decision-making. These factors, taken together, constitute a community's local civic culture. Using survey and case study data from U.S. and Canadian cities, the authors make the case that different cultures will produce different types of economic development policies, and that local civic culture will effect the whole array of local policies.