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02. – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

UN / FINANCING POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT

A new UN report found that the financing needs for sustainable development were in the trillions of dollars per year, adding that annual global savings, at USD 22 trillion, are sufficient to meet these needs, but current financing and investment patterns will not deliver sustainable development. UNIFEED-UNTV

17 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / LI KEQIANG

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang today announced a $50 million donation to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. FAO

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / LAGARDE

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors gathering for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington this week will discuss how to break through a prolonged period of low growth and generate more growth and more jobs. IMF

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HAITI INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank Group announced two major initiatives today – a pledge of millions to fight cholera in Haiti and an initiative potentially worth trillions to raise private money for global infrastructure. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ EBOLA COST

With the latest death toll from Ebola now at more than 3,400 in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, a new economic impact assessment from the World Bank Group says that if the epidemic was to significantly spread in neighboring countries, the two-year regional financial impact could reach US$ 32.6 billion [...]

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE ANALYSIS

The latest analysis from the World Bank's 'Africa's Pulse' says that growth in the continent may exceed five percent in 2015-16, but Ebola, terrorism and other risks pose concern. WORLD BANK  

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

Policymakers are facing a new global imbalance: not enough economic risk-taking in support of growth, but growing excesses in financial risk-taking, which pose challenges to financial stability, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest Global Financial Stability Report. IMF

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PRESSER

A weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions, said the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO).  IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PREVIEW

The International Monetary Fund's latest assessment of the global economy is that both advanced and emerging markets are failing to deliver job-creating growth this year. While the economic recovery creeps ahead, it's threatened by stubbornly low inflation in many countries and financial markets that look optimistically high. IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / GLOBAL CITIZEN

Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined  by a star-studded roster of the world’s leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival – a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet’s most pressing issues. [...]

6 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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