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Michael Clemens |
Michael Clemens is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development where he leads the Migration and Development initiative. » People

Catalina Cock Duque |
Catalina Cock Duque is the executive director of Mi Sangre Foundation. » People

The Green Gold Story | 01/02/07
Catalina Cock Duque
The Certified Green Gold Program (GGP) provides a sustainable development alternative to underprivileged communities by fostering fair trade practices and ten certification criteria as a guarantee of socially and environmentally responsible artisan small-scale mining (ASM). » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

A World History of Political Violence | 06/30/16
Rachel Kleinfeld, Devin T. Stewart
Rachel Kleinfeld discusses with Devin Stewart her research--which took her to five continents over the past three years--and forthcoming book on how violence is perpetuated and curtailed in societies around the world. Kleinfeld discusses the role of political power, corruption, law enforcement, leadership, and grassroots movements. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Poverty Is Never Just One Problem at a Time | 11/25/13
Prahlad Shekhawat
Only a multidimensional approach can determine who is poor, how they are poor, and which deprivations they experience simultaneously. Indian policymakers need these details. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Peace Pays for Itself | 10/01/13
Steve Killelea
The global economic impact of violence in 2012 was estimated to be $9.5 trillion. Governments need a way to account for and recuperate these unproductive expenditures. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Using SMART Technology to Stop Wildlife Poachers | 05/17/13
Emma Stokes
Several major wildlife organizations collaborated on a free, open-source Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool to help park rangers improve their anti-poaching patrols. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Mined Fair for the Fair-minded | 02/14/13
Kenneth Porter, Evan O'Neil
The Alliance for Responsible Mining is working to bring ethical gold to the retail jewelry market through a new Fairtrade and Fairmined Standard. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

Global Ethics Corner: FARC Comes to the Table | 12/03/12
After decades of violence, rebel group FARC is negotiating with the Colombian government. The group has unsuccessfully petitioned the American government, though, to release a FARC leader, incarcerated in the U.S., to take part in the talks. Should the U.S. release the prisoner in a gesture of good faith? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Thought Leader: Enrique Penalosa | 09/05/12
Enrique Penalosa, Devin T. Stewart
"The wealthy have a responsibility to have a certain degree of austerity, to show that they are admired and respected, not because they have material wealth, but because of their contribution to society." » Multimedia » Thought Leaders Forum

Fair Ideas for Saving the Planet | 07/20/12
Tom Bigg
There were some glimpses of a sustainable future at IIED's Fair Ideas conference in Rio, but local innovations still need to scale up and penetrate the mainstream. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

City Development States: Why Lagos Works Better than Nigeria | 05/29/12
Seth Kaplan
With a national government plagued by corruption and poisoned by dependence on oil money, state- and city-led development may be the best way for Nigeria to achieve progress. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Global Ethics Corner: Is the World Bank Outdated? | 04/20/12
With the election of another American to head the World Bank, some are questioning the institution's legitimacy and role in the world. Since once-impoverished nations are driving world economic growth, should the developing world have a greater say in the bank's governance? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Is the World Bank Outdated? | 04/20/12
With the election of another American to head the World Bank, some are questioning the institution's legitimacy and role in the world. Since once-impoverished nations are driving world economic growth, should the developing world have a greater say in the bank's governance? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Is the World Bank Outdated? | 04/20/12
With the election of another American to head the World Bank, some are questioning the institution's legitimacy and role in the world. Since once-impoverished nations are driving world economic growth, should the developing world have a greater say in the bank's governance? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
Is oil a curse? According to Michael Ross, it's not a coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
According to Michael Ross, it's no coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

U.S. Free Trade Agreement Won't Benefit Colombia | 02/14/12
Kevin Gallagher
The now-official U.S.–Colombia Free Trade Agreement will dampen growth and make it harder for Colombia to put in place policies for innovation and industrialization, writes Kevin Gallagher. Colombia will also have fewer tools to confront financial instability. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Justin Harlow on Political Risk and Investment in Emerging Markets | 11/15/11
Justin Harlow, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Justin Harlow discusses investing in the energy sector in emerging markets. He is the founder and managing partner of Tau Energy Partners, an energy investment advisory firm dedicated to emerging markets. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Justin Harlow on Political Risk and Investment in Emerging Markets | 11/08/11
Justin Harlow, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Justin Harlow discusses investing in the energy sector in emerging markets. He is the founder and managing partner of Tau Energy Partners, an energy investment advisory firm dedicated to emerging markets. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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