Want more – and better – jobs? Put women in charge


Filed under: Development Gender equality Poverty

I was recently in Tbilisi to participate in a conference that took stock of what we know about the challenges of job creation in the South Caucasus and Western CIS. While researching gender inequalities in labour markets of these countries, I searched for evidence on how the challenge of job creation can be overcome without perpetuating gender inequalities… Read more »

Upgrading Watson

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Filed under: Development Peace and security

When it comes to real-life crime, if police and forensic agencies are the Sherlocks, their equipment is definitely the “Watson”. It is the combination of the expert’s eye and the latest in crime-fighting tech that leads to the crucial “Aha!” moment.

From Paris to your hometown: How climate action is going local


Filed under: Climate change Development Environment

Over recent years, climate negotiations have gotten more and more complex. With 193 countries bringing competing interests to the table, perhaps that’s not surprising. So negotiators are taking a bottom-up approach, with individual countries coming to the table to declare what they are nationally prepared to do to advance internationally agreed upon goals.

Why do the Global Goals matter to Kosovo*?


Filed under: Development Poverty

This year not only marks the UN’s 70th anniversary, but also a new chapter in the development agenda: the launching of the Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals will guide development for the next 15 years. This past Saturday, 24 October, we joined together to celebrate the launching of these new goals.

Big data and open secrets: The coming SDG data disconnect


Filed under: Development

A recent Project Syndicate report revealed that several governments, businesses, and other partners would be announcing a new “Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data” at the UN this month. The partnership will support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by raising more funds, encouraging knowledge-sharing, addressing key barriers to access and use of data,… Read more »