2020 - Side 9

Publisert 16. mars 2020 10:15

There is an ongoing debate on the role and impact of development planning. Supporters of five-year or 10-year plans claim that countries and their governments require a clearly articulated vision that will guide public policies aimed at achieving certain desirable outcomes, writes Banik.

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Publisert 28. feb. 2020 11:32

As concern about coronavirus grows, three Washington-based think tanks are proposing that the G7 launch a new health security fund, managed by the World Bank, to help poor countries cope with a possible future pandemic. A researcher in Oslo warns that such a fund would further fragment the complicated global health architecture and weaken the World Health Organisation.

Publisert 25. feb. 2020 08:50

 I Venezuela går familier i oppløsning som følge av krisen som rammer innbyggerne. Over en million barn har blitt etterlatt og mange har blitt utsatt for omsorgssvikt og grove overgrep i det kriserammede landet.

Publisert 20. feb. 2020 09:33

The influential journalist Martin Wolf of the Financial Times argued in Oslo last week that while emerging countries continue to have large groups of their population living in poverty, the emissions per head of these groups, including most African citizens, is relatively low. What does this mean for the prospects for continued economic growth and emissions? asks Banik.

Publisert 7. feb. 2020 10:28

While the country’s identity abroad is all too frequently associated with poverty, Malawi will from now on be able to bask in the glory of having accomplished a feat that has only been once replicated on the African continent, writes Banik.

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Publisert 3. feb. 2020 11:14

China’s response to the epidemic is not only a reaction to a mounting health crisis, but also a projection of the strength of its regime and its preferred approaches to development and governance. The censorship of public debate and social media, for instance, can be viewed in some quarters as an effective tool for limiting the spread of rumors and prevent widespread panic, writes Puyvallée and Banik.

Publisert 31. jan. 2020 10:15

While it has impressed large parts of the world in recent decades with its impressive ability to undertake major infrastructure projects, the current crisis has provided ample evidence of the extraordinary logistical capacity that China possesses to undertake major construction projects within its territory, writes Banik.