- Forced Evictions Defeat the Spirit of Big Sporting Events
The evicted residents of Rio demand to be included in the benefits and the legacies of big tournaments like the World Cup and Olympics.
- Forging India's New CSR Mandate
India may become the first country to enact compulsory spending on corporate social responsibility, but is it taking the right approach?
- The Right Social Policies Can Promote Intergenerational Ethics
A new study by Bertelsmann Foundation analyzes fairness between the young and the old, and provides policy solutions for governments in aging societies.
- China's Ecological Pivot
The World Cultural Forum held this spring in Hangzhou witnessed what may be an epochal pivot by the Chinese leadership toward an ecological future.
- Solar Trade Wars Threaten the Climate Fight
Can countries along the solar supply chain coordinate their domestic subsidies before a trade war erupts that would be bad for business and the environment?
- What the World Bank Does Not Understand About "Doing Business"
The World Bank's research on Doing Business fails to focus on the obstacles that matter most to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
- Fostering Social Entrepreneurship in the New Tunisia
With educated youth and a nation awakening to its social and political needs, the time is ripe for social entrepreneurs to flourish in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
- City Development States: Why Lagos Works Better than Nigeria
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.
- Legislating Transparency in the Extractive Sector
The SEC has an opportunity to demonstrate that the United States takes transparency and accountability seriously and intends to act as a global leader in fostering secure, equitable, long-term resource partnerships with developing nations.
- Islands of Inertia
In the wake of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's victory over Ichiro Ozawa for control of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, is more inertia in store for economically stagnant Japan? Devin Stewart interviews Jeffrey Kingston on his new book Contemporary Japan.
- Public Procurement with a Conscience
Although efforts to adopt decent labor standards through free trade agreements are stymied on the international level, a network of activists are working to make ethical procurement a government priority in the United States.
- Changing the Tide for Small Island Nations
A Tobin Tax on financial transactions could generate significant funds for climate change adaptation in vulnerable island states while also helping to stabilize the global financial system.
- Micro-donations Can Make a Massive Difference in Global Health
Policy Innovations talks with Bernard Salome, managing director of the Millennium Foundation, about raising funds for global health through small donations made when people purchase travel.
- The Land Ethic
An economic restructuring based on a full understanding of the role of economic rent is needed for a new economic framework beyond both the old right and the old left.
- The Rise of Climate Protectionism
A new and dangerous form of trade and technology protectionism is fast emerging in the name of climate change, and it is poisoning North-South relations in two negotiating arenas.
- Simultaneous Policy for Global Problems
Instead of a global race to the bottom, coordinated international action could help governments make tough policy choices without scaring off capital and factories. John Bunzl explains his Simultaneous Policy campaign.
- The Foreign Exchange Transaction Reporting System
The April G-20 summit in London should aim to achieve oversight of global banks and other financial players. Transparent foreign exchange reporting and a currency transaction tax would help.
- Time to Cash Out
Widespread adoption of electronic forms of payment will depend heavily on trust, but it could close some loopholes and jolt the world economy.
- The New Science of Sustainable Dynamics
The concept of sustainability is used as a policy guide today, but beyond this important sense of applied ethics sustainability must also become a science.
- Medical Tourism Causes Complications
Medical tourism has started to globalize an industry long considered immune to outsourcing, increasing the need to reform public health programs.