Enduring conflicts and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are stopping almost 14 million children from going to school and shattering “the hopes and dreams” of a generation, according to a new report from the UN children’s agency, Unicef. The...read more
Originally published on project-syndicate NEW YORK –The United Nations will mark its 70th anniversary when world leaders assemble next month at its headquarters in New York. Though there will be plenty of fanfare, it will inadequately reflect the UN’s value, not only...read more
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON WORLD BANK BLOG BY UGO GENTILINI ON 07/30/2014 Should India replace its public food distribution system (PDS) with cash transfers? The question, which sparked lively debate among opponents and supporters of such transition, somewhat epitomizes...read more
The United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where it’s estimated more than 80 per cent of the population now needs assistance. The UN is already scrambling to respond to top-level humanitarian emergencies in Iraq,...read more
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