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Rescue by Helicopter Reserves

The world woke up on Monday 23 with higher international reserves for all countries. A new allocation of US$650 billion (SDR450 billion) in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to its member countries has entered into

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World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure: Now is the Time to Rethink Transport and Logistics

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on transport. The response to the pandemic, from social distancing to lockdown policies for affected areas, has disrupted mobility and connectivity everywhere. It has had cumulative impacts on the basic infrastructure and systems that

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The Red Sea International Airport Takes Off: Contract Award to Nesma & Partners and Almabani

This contract has been awarded to support the creation of a sustainable gateway opening Saudi Arabia to the world Riyadh, 13 July 2020: The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), driver of one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives, has

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SDG Lab at UN Geneva: Delivering the 2030 Agenda in Decade of Action Will Call for Co-operation and Courage

In 2020, to mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations have initiated UN75, the largest and most inclusive global conversation on how to build a better future. The initiative intends to map out what works and what doesn’t within the

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World Bank Readies $160 Billion Emergency Aid Package

World Bank President David Malpass has joined IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in urging bilateral creditors to extend debt relief to poor countries struggling to cope with the corona virus. “Many countries will need debt relief. This is the only

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UNOG on Perception Change Project (PCP): What Does the PCP Do for SDGs?

Negative news dominating the headlines leads people to believe that the state of the World is worsening. This is a misconception. Positive developments related to global challenges are happening every day — so why aren’t these stories being told? The

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Water to the Rescue? Danish Firm’s Solution to Energy Generation Riddle

By Lúcia Carvalho Andersen New Integrated Energy Sustainability Technology Ready for Africa Solar and wind energy are widely used and produce amazing results. The problem — until now — has been that the energy produced has to be immediately consumed.

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Fifteen Reasons Why the Saudi Vision 2030 Plan Will Succeed

This writer is reflecting on some wonderful impressions gained – in early December 2019 – during a one-week intensive tour of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as a guest of the Ministry of Finance. What first springs to mind

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The Saudi Housing Ministry and Vision 2030: Delivering on Home Ownership & Foreign Investment Opportunities Too

John Mann reports from Riyadh Capital Finance International was in Riyadh to attend the 10 December New Year Budget Forum and heard from housing minister Dr Majid Al-Hogail. He confirms that, in 2020 and via a partnership with the private

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Digitalisation and 4IR in MENA: Augmented Intelligence from Data and Self-Learning

Tor Svensson and Marten Mark have a conversation with IBM’s Bashar Kilani in Dubai Bashar Kilani oversees IBM business in the Gulf Countries and the Levant, working with clients and partners across industries. Kilani has a passion for thought leadership

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