Blog posts on "poverty reduction"

The age of ‘Big Data’

We are living in the time of Big Data. It comes from everywhere - from our cell phones, our computers, from fuel pumps, water sensors in meteorological stations, and countless other sources.  

Betty Wilkinson

Rising tide raises all boats — Or does it?

Last week, the development economics world was shaken by an open clash between two of its most distinguished luminaries—Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati. One is a Nobel Prize winner in the field of economics, and the other is widely believed to be worthy of one.  

Indu Bhushan

 A fallen tree near a damaged railroad track in Pakistan. Photo credit: Gerhard Jörén 2010.

Why don’t we act on the facts of climate change?

I am not an environment or climate change expert, but I am an environmentalist out of conviction. When I was 14 years old I wrote a letter to the German Minister of Environment asking for faster policy action to reduce green house gas emissions.

Susann Roth

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