Global Ideas News Brief: Food for a growing African economy

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Global Ideas News Brief: Food for a growing African economy

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Food security

Africa’s Economy Is Rising. Now What Happens to Its Food?
Over the last decade, Africa’s per capita income has grown at a rate nearly identical to that of the rest of the world.

Internet access

Indonesia’s Crazy Income Gap Has a New Enemy: The Internet
The gap between Indonesia’s rich and poor is wider than in any other developing country, climbing a staggering 60 percent over the last ten years.

Global development

Is development becoming a toxic term?
The Guardian
Development used to be a battle against deprivation and dependence. Nowadays, it’s more about supporting the liberalization of markets

Bold but Flexible: How to Effectively Share Your Vision
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Creating change requires that organizations effectively communicate their vision in a way that draws in both existing allies and "unusual suspects."

The Gates Global Citizen List: Open Field Or Fortress?
On the surface it seems like a great idea and the latest example of leveraging one of the world’s great fortunes for the benefit of the broad social sector.


Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In
Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger.

Alternative energy

The carbon that's killing India, and how California can help
LA Times
This week, President Obama is the chief guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India's Republic Day celebrations. At the close of the historic visit, the two leaders are expected to announce cooperation on a suite of climate and clean energy measures, with the ultimate goal of reining in India's rapidly rising carbon dioxide emissions.

Youth employment

Discord or Dynamism? Getting the Arab World's Youth Employment Question Right
Huffington Post
Over 42 percent of young Tunisians are unemployed and, across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), more than one in four youth is locked out of the labor market.

World Economy Needs 280 Million Jobs in Next Five Years, ILO Says
Wall Street Journal
The world economy will need to generate nearly 280 million new jobs between now and the end of 2019 to make up ground lost during the last recession and ensure new labor market entrants can find work.

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