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Downward Spiral: the economic impact of Covid-19 on refugees and displaced people

Published 21. Sep 2020 crossposted from NRC Global Coronavirus More than three quarters of displaced and conflict-affected people surveyed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have lost income since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The devastating economic impact is tipping many into a hunger, homelessness and education crisis. The economic impact of public health

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Pandemic profits for companies soar by billions more as poorest pay price

Published: 9th September 2020 Crossposted from Oxfam Learn more United against coronavirus Some corporations are cashing in on Covid-19 on behalf of the wealthiest Thirty-two of the world’s largest companies stand to see their profits jump by $109 billion more in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare an economic model that delivers profits for

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New UNDP Report, Temporary Basic Income, Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries

Jul 23, 2020 As the rate of new COVID-19 cases accelerates across the developing world, it exposes the potentially devastating costs of job losses and income reversals. Unconditional emergency cash transfers can mitigate the worst immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis on poor and near-poor households that do not currently have access to social assistance

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New Book, Redefining Development: Resolving Complex Challenges in Developing Countries (open access)

To download the text click here Abstract: In 2015, the Old Fadama slum of Accra, Ghana, was a government “no-go zone” due to the generally lawless environment. Participatory action researchers (PAR) began working with three stakeholders to resolve complex challenges facing the community and city. In three years, they created a PAR cross-sector collaboration intervention

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Future Possibilities Report 2020: How to build back better?

21 July 2020 crossposted from UNU-MERIT innovation, sustainability, UN While the end of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet in sight, there is growing focus on the ways and means to build back better, by resetting the way we produce, consume, socialise and interact. What are the possibilities of tomorrow, and

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Understanding the Motivations that Drive Men’s and Boys’ Participation in Violent Extremist Groups

New Report from ProMundo To see the full report click here Traditional efforts aiming to reduce violent extremism – a form of extremism that condones and perpetrates violence under a particular ideology – provide men and boys with alternatives to joining extremist groups, such as employment opportunities and access to education. Even though men account

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New Report, Turning the Tables: Insights from locally-led humanitarian partnerships in conflict situations

Taking a fresh and critical look at localisation, this report calls on international humanitarian organisations and donors to rethink their approaches to partnerships in conflict-affected crisis situations. There is growing global commitment among donors and international non-governmental organisations to transfer a greater share of resources and power over aid in crises to those most affected

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New Report, AI+1: Shaping Our Integrated Future, on the Need for Ethical AI Development

AI+1: Shaping Our Integrated Future Download crossposted from the Rockefeller Foundation As we speak—and browse, and post photos, and move about—artificial intelligence is transforming the fabric of our lives. It is making life easier, better informed, healthier, more convenient. It also threatens to crimp our freedoms, worsen social disparities, and gives inordinate powers to unseen

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Growing Impact: New Insights into the Practice of Impact Investing

Crossposted from the IFC Impact investing in private markets could be as large as $2.1 trillion in assets under management, but only a quarter of that, $505 billion, is clearly measured for its impact, both for development impact and financial returns, according to the report Growing Impact—New Insights into the Practice of Impact Investing. The

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The World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda

crossposted from the UN The World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda seeks to contribute to the understanding of how youth social entrepreneurship can both support youth development and help accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. To do so, the Report first synthesizes the current discussion on social entrepreneurship and anchors it

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