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Can economic growth really be decoupled from increased carbon emissions in Least Developed…

Guest post from Steve Baines These are definitely not the research findings I expected to be presenting. The data in front of me has challenged some of my long-held assumptions. Climate negotiations through the years show us one thing very clearly – that Least Developed Countries demand the right to develop their own economies and build their own prosperity for their people. They are not …

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Reflections on a year of malnutrition

Malnutrition is frustrating. I often sit in the office, analyzing data from our programs, and feel helpless. Children who stay the same height for two Read More

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WHO | Association between intimate partner violence and poor child growth: results from 42 demographic and health surveys

Association between intimate partner violence and poor child growth: results from 42 demographic and health surveys Jeanne Chai, Günther Fink, Sylvia Kaaya, Goodarz Danaei, Wafaie Read More

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Effect of calcium and vitamin D on growth, rickets and Kashin-Beck disease in 0-5 year old…

Objective To evaluate the effect of calcium (15 mmol/day) and vitamin D (625 g/month), as single supplement or in combination, versus no supplement on growth, clinical signs of rickets and Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) and dental health.

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Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More

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This is why I don’t care about climate change

Well, not “don’t care at all”, but, you know, not as much as about poverty and development. Stefan Dercon puts it better than I ever have:Poverty reduction tends to be strongly linked to economic growth, but growth impacts the environment and increases CO2 emissions. So can greener growth that is more climate-resilient and less environmentally damaging deliver large scale poverty reduction? … We argue that there are bound to be trade-offs between emissions reductions and a greener growth on the one hand, and growth that is most effective in poverty reduction

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Does growth always depend on natural resources?

George Monbiot writes:”Economic growth is an artefact of the use of fossil fuels.”Is this right? Actually most economists think that growth is driven by ideas and innovation not raw inputs. This 3 minute video by Deidre McCloskey provides a short economic history of growth since the beginning of time.Can this really be true? Below are two charts showing energy consumption and GDP per capita from 1970 to 2012.

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Development as… no measurable increase in happiness

Recent Chinese economic growth has led to half a billion people being lifted out of poverty, without doubt just an amazing wonderful story. The poverty rate halved in just over a decade. Human development – measuring not just income but also health and education, has also leapt.And happiness? Nothing. No change at all

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The Future for FrontlineSMS: A Message from our CEOs

Read this article: The Future for FrontlineSMS: A Message from our CEOs

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Africa: Turning the World Upside Down

Whitespace in business is defined as a place, “ …where rules are vague, authority is fuzzy, budgets are nonexistent, and strategy is unclear… ” It’s the space between the organizational chart, where the real innovation happens. It’s also a great definition for what we see in Africa, and it’s the reason why it’s one of the most exciting places to be a technology entrepreneur today. I just finished with a talk at PopTech on Saturday where I talked about “The Idea of Africa” and how Western abstractions of the continent are often mired in the past.

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Nokia World 2010

At the Nokia World event in London. Keep up with it using the #NokiaWorld hashtag on Twitter and on their Nokia Blog . “At Nokia, “connecting people” is more than a feelgood tagline.” Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President Markets, Nokia. He goes on to talk about the fact that they’re the largest manufacturer hitting the largest number of people worldwide

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