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Global Governance for the Future: Digitalization and Decent Work

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There are sweeping changes underway in production due to automation and digitalization, particularly in Indonesia. What policy changes should governments, the World Bank, and the IMF enact in order to ensure the creation of decent work for growing labor forces?

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Mexico’s Programa Frontera Sur, its Impact on Migrants, and U.S. Engagement
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Climate Finance Fundamentals

An introduction to climate finance, financial flows, the regions and countries funds reach, and the climate interventions funds target.

Climate Funds Update

An independent website that provides information and data on the growing number of multilateral climate finance initiatives designed to help developing countries address the challenges of climate change.
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Understanding the financialisation of international development through 11 FAQs

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This article explores how growth of the finance sector can overtake growth in the "real" economy, including manufacturing or trade, and depress wages as returns to capital are protected or increased. In developing and emerging countries, financialisation deepens the vulnerability of local financial systems when they are subject to the volatility of global capital markets and the interest rate decisions of large countries, particularly the US. Without proper controls, financialization can redirect the development process towards securing the profits of private companies and private finance.

Infrastructure is Everywhere

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How are private investors financing infrastructure —​ especially certain institutional investors, such as pension and insurance funds, which hold over $100 trillion? And can these investors can help achieve public goods, such as low or no carbon economies? An introduction to understanding global infrastructure projects.

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