Finance & Economics

Youth2030: UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’

High Level Event on Youth2030 to launch the United Nations Strategy and the Generation Unlimited Partnership.

EU support for the African Peace and Security Architecture: poor effect and in need of refocusing, say auditors

The APSA was established by the member states of the African Union as a long-term response to the peace and security challenges on the African continent. Through the APSA, the African Union and regional level organisations have access to tools which...

South Asia can Triple Regional Trade by Removing Trade Barriers

By reducing man-made trade barriers, trade within South Asia can grow three times, from $23 billion to $67 billion, says a new World Bank report. Bangladesh has the potential to more than double its trade with South Asian countries. Increased regional...

World Bank Approves First Energy Sector Credit in Nepal

The World Bank has approved its first loan to strengthen the finances and operations of Nepal’s energy sector, so it can deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable power to the Nepali people.

Job automation risks vary widely across different regions within countries

The risk of job automation is much higher in some regions than others within countries, meaning governments will need to address any widening of job inequality between one area and another in the coming years, according to a new OECD report.

Few countries are pricing carbon high enough to meet climate targets

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G20 GDP growth nudges up to 1.0% in the second quarter of 2018


Canada needs to increase foreign aid flows in line with its renewed engagement

Canada has shown a renewed engagement in global development in the last few years. This now needs to translate into concrete action to increase aid flows and ensure that development co-operation is effective and coherent, according to a new OECD...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Norway

Norway is in the midst of a healthy recovery from the oil downturn, supported by positive trends in oil prices and a strengthening labor market. In addition, banks remain profitable and well capitalized. However, household debt continues to increase...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Kazakhstan

On September 12, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2018 Article IV consultation with the Republic of Kazakhstan, considering and endorsing the staff’s appraisal without meeting.