Olaf Unteroberdoerster, Deputy Chief, Low Income Countries Division, in
the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department and Marialuz Moreno Badia, Deputy Division Chief at the Fiscal Affairs
Department present the 2014 report 'Macroeconomic Developments in Low-Income Developing Countries'.
Join us for the launch of the 2014 World Disasters Report – Focus on culture and risk, with the British Red Cross, where a panel of experts will discuss how culture and disaster risk management can work together.
Progress on raising yields per hectare and per agricultural worker in Africa has been slow, so that many farmers lag behind their counterparts in much of Asia and Latin on these two measures of productivity.
As formal talks on a development finance framework to accompany the Sustainable Development Goals begin at the UN, this launch event will explore key themes in the OECD Development Co-operation Report 2014: Mobilising resources for sustainable development (DCR 2014).
Engaging with and being accountable to affected people should be part of any humanitarian worker’s DNA. But what does accountability and engagement mean when working on the ground? How do we make sure we're thinking of affected people when responding to crises and disasters?
Oxfam's Duncan Green and ODI's Steve Wiggins discuss how the rise of rural wages in Asia could bring about the end of extreme poverty across the continent - with massive implications for jobs in Africa.
This year's Ebola outbreak has so far claimed the lives of thousands in West Africa. The rate of contamination is snowballing with some predicting that more than 500,000 could be infected by the end of January. What can be done to destroy Ebola and are we doing enough? Will the international community learn from this response and be better prepared for future epidemics?