QE or no QE, that is the question? – Global issues

Credit: www.imf.org Opinion by Alexander Kozul-Wright (Geneva) Friday, October 15, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Oct. 15 (IPS) – The watchdogs of the global economy met in Washington this week to discuss their latest global growth forecasts. Meetings of the World Bank and IMF Boards of Governors focused entirely on the global response to COVID-19, … Read more

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty — Global Problems

Festival of Learning in Guatemala, November 2015. Credit: Sulma Flores/ATD Fourth World – Center Joseph Wresinski Opinion by Olivier De Schutter, Donald Lee (New York) Friday, October 15, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (IPS) – In September 2021, children in the Northern Hemisphere went back to school after the summer holidays. For … Read more

Argentina’s Small Farming Communities Reach Consumers Online – Global Issues

One of the Argentine small farmer groups participating in the digital marketing project is using agroecological irrigation and tomato pressing techniques in Mendoza province. CREDIT: Nicolás Heredia/Alma Nativa by Daniel Gutman (Buenos Aires) Thursday 14 October 2021 Inter Press Service BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 14 (IPS) – This article is part of the IPS coverage of … Read more

Climate change exacerbates hunger and conflict – it’s time to break the cycle – Global Issues

Women sell fruits and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy face the risk of their livelihoods being destroyed by the effects of COVID-19. The UN commemorates World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette Rimando Opinion by Farah Hegazi, Caroline Delgado (Stockholm) Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Inter Press … Read more

Better late than never, but act now – Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Inter Press Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 12 (IPS) – The world should now be more aware of the likely devastation from COVID-19 unless urgently addressed. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that $8 Billion Subscription to quickly vaccinate many more … Read more

Less overseas coal is good, but developing countries still need more electricity – global problems

the EU, US (starting under Biden) and others have campaigned for governments to cut funding for new overseas coal-fired projects. Credit: Bigstock. Opinion by Philippe Benoit (Paris) Tuesday 05 October 2021 Inter Press Service PARIS, October 5 (IPS) – President Xi announced last month China to stop financing new coal-fired power stations abroad. With this … Read more

Multilateral Financial Institutions Can Catalyze Public Development Banks (PDB) to Achieve SDGs – Global Issues

Opinion by Raghav Gaiha, Shantanu Mathur (New Delhi, India) Tuesday 05 October 2021 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 5 (IPS) – There is broad consensus that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change requires a transformative agenda for agriculture and food systems. In this context, it is … Read more

Digital Equality for All Ages — Global Issues

Opinion by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana (bangkok, thailand) Friday 01 October 2021 Inter Press Service BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct. 1 (IPS) — The growing number and proportion of elderly people in Asia-Pacific represent success stories of declining fertility and increasing longevity; the result of progress in social and economic development. This demographic transition is taking place against … Read more

Rwandan Rainforest Conservation Wins Indigenous Community Praise – Global Issues

Rwanda’s Gishwati Mukura rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places in the Congo Basin. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa / IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (nyabihu, rwanda) Thursday, September 30, 2021 Inter Press Service NYABIHU, RWANDA, Sept 30 (IPS) – Laurent Hategekimana, a villager from Nyabihu, a district of western Rwanda, recalls the dire condition of Gishwati’s … Read more

A Milestone Victory for People and Planet — Global Issues

Opinion by Andy Currier (San Francisco, United States) Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Inter Press Service The writer is a research associate at the Oakland Institute in San Francisco, USA. SAN FRANCISCO, USA, September 29 (IPS) – The World Bank’s September 16, 2021 announcement that it Discontinued publication of the Doing Business Report (DBR) was a … Read more