economy

UN and Africa Special: Sub-Saharan Africa

In this week’s special programme during the holiday season: the International Monetary Fund or IMF, looks at what a drought, earthquake or pandemic can do to economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Accelerating gender equality in Africa

Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.

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Anti-poverty policies fail due to “inadequate understanding” of poor

Anti-poverty policies often fail because of an inadequate understanding of the decisions poor people make.

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Closing global tax “loopholes” a big benefit to women

Making the global tax system fairer and closing loopholes would be a huge benefit to women.

That’s the view of Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, a confederation dedicated to fighting poverty worldwide.

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Should East African countries worry about rising debt?

Although debt levels in East African countries have risen over the past five years, they remain manageable, according to a recent UN report.

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UN Gender Focus: female athletes, economic inequality and sexual violence

Female Olympic athletes show “we are all created equal, we can all achieve”

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Boko Haram crisis has “devastated” Lake Chad region’s economy

The security and humanitarian crisis brought on by the Boko Haram terrorist group across Africa’s Lake Chad Basin has “devastated” the region’s economy.

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UN and Africa: focus on HIV/AIDS, African Development Week and Gabon economy

Mandela grandsons say HIV/AIDS can be defeated by 2030

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Local farm production in Latin America can create “virtuous cycle”

The local production of food in Latin America can create a “virtuous cycle” which will benefit farmers, the economy and help fight obesity in children; that’s according to the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at a rec

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UN and Africa: focus on faith groups, youth potential and Tanzania economy

Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology need more empowerment

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