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Implementing the UN SDGs: A Job for Everyone, Everywhere

Everyone seems to agree that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make perfect sense. Countries and companies, individuals and industries are proudly flaunting their commitment to the United Nations 2030 Agenda — but the pledges can be tricky to implement,

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UNOPS: Quality Infrastructure is Central to Sustainable Development

By Grete Faremo Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS As human beings, we go through our lives using infrastructure without really thinking about it. From roads to electricity, water and waste management to telecommunications, the quality of our life depends

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World Bank on Social Protection in Africa: Can Safety Nets Close the Poverty Gap in Burkina Faso and Ensure Family Welfare?

With focused and courageous policy decisions, Burkina Faso’s government can cover the country’s poor with an effective and efficient safety net. This end is achievable simply by realigning and better targeting existing expenditures. The reallocation of energy subsidies that mainly

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Gender Specifics of Brain Function: a Path to Improved Health Balance

In terms of structure, female and male brains differ only marginally. But new studies on brain function — and pathology — are challenging the medical community to take a closer look at the gender specifics. Switzerland-based doctor Antonella Santuccione Chadha,

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UNCDF: Revolutionising International Municipal Finance is Focus of Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Open Global Markets

“They have been drivers of progress throughout history, and now – as the knowledge economy takes full flight – they are poised to play a leading role in addressing the challenges of the 21st Century,” wrote former Mayor of New

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Tatiana Valovaya, the New Director-General of the UN Geneva Office

The Russian succeeds Mr Michael Moeller of Denmark.  UNITED NATIONS, June 2019, CFI.co’s Tor Svensson informs from Geneva:   United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced last month the appointment of Ms Tatiana Valovaya of the Russian Federation as Director-General of the

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World Federation of Exchanges (WFE): Encouraging Investment in Emerging Markets Hinges on Co-operative Effort

Emerging market exchanges and policy makers are keen to encourage international investors, who play an important role in the development of emerging economies’ public markets. International investors can provide additional capital, enhance liquidity, promote greater competitiveness and adherence to standards

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MIGA Exclusive Interview: Business Priority to Work With All People

Interview from February 2019, with Keiko Honda, Executive Vice-President and CEO of the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). She spoke with Tor Svensson, Chairman of CFI.co. CFI.co: You have been at the head of MIGA for almost

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Over 1,700 Projects Worth USD 1tn Fall Under China’s Ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR)

Annual Investment Meeting 2019 to host AIM-OBOR Forum With more than 1,700 projects worth USD 1 trillion, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative aims to positively impact 4.4 billion people, or 65 percent of the world’s population that equals

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Danièle Nouy: Getting Tough with Bankers

It is her job to keep Europe’s banks on the straight and narrow and remind their executives that honesty pays. During her four years as chairperson of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) supervisory board, Danièle Nouy made few friends in

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