Millennium Development Goal achieved – What’s next?

Last year we received some fantastic news. It seems that the UN’s first Millennium Development Goal of cutting the 1990 extreme-poverty rate in half by 2015 has already been achieved. This means that the proportion of people living in extreme poverty (living on $1.25 or less a day) has been reduced from 43 % in 1990… Continue reading Millennium Development Goal achieved – What’s next?

Emerging Economies in 2013

Which countries will be the economic success stories of 2013? William Easterly, professor of economics at New York University, and Dambisa Moyo, author of “Dead Aid – Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa” and “Winner Take All –China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the… Continue reading Emerging Economies in 2013

The rise of Asia

Hans Rosling is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker. He is Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute. Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world’s dominant economic force. At TEDIndia in November 2009,… Continue reading The rise of Asia