Financing renewable energy in West Africa

The gap in power generation in West Africa still persists and this region’s dependence on fossil fuels has a huge impact on its economy and environment.

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Finding the funds to close the gap in humanitarian funding

In 2014, the United Nations (UN) reported that around $540 million of the roughly $154 billion global aid budget was spent on decreasing disaster risk.  The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to fix the gap in humanitarian funding and share the burden of helping people in need across the globe.

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World Bank drops the term “developing country”

How does one define a “developing” country?  Despite categorising 159 nations in this way, neither the International Monetary Fund (IMF) nor the World Bank nor the United Nations had any standard criteria for categorising countries in this way and nobody ever agreed on a definition for these terms in the first place.

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6 Steps to Consider for a Successful Sustainable Development Project

There are many facets to funding and developing projects to further sustainable development goals—all of which must be considered if the process is to be successful.  The six points below highlight some of them and offer some suggestions when setting up projects to achieve this.

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An innovative way universal health coverage can be funded

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) aims to achieve better health and development outcomes, help prevent people from falling into poverty due to illness and give them the opportunity to lead healthier, more productive lives.

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LSL is changing the world

“Change the World” is the very appropriate theme for a workshop and seminar LSL World Initiative (LSL) will be holding on Innovative Financing for Development (IFD) in Madrid from 4 to 7 May, 2016.

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Poverty alleviation in South Africa

One person in four living in South Africa is undernourished. Though South Africa does produce sufficient food for its population, skyrocketing prices prevent the poor from purchasing the food.

 

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The South African government needs to deliver housing and education

It is imperative for the government of South Africa to be seen to be delivering quality housing, education, health and jobs for its people.

 

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The Hands of the Prime Minister: An illustrated conversation with Haiti’s longest-serving head of government

Before Laurent Lamothe created LSL World Initiative, he was the Prime Minister of ‪‎Haiti‬. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he had to find innovative methods of mobilising additional revenue for the state in order to fund their ‪‎development‬ projects.

 

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Electricity is crucial for development—LSL can help light up Africa

One of the areas which is crucially important for economic and social development in any country is the energy supply sector.  Africa continues to engage with the challenge of electricity supply and access but economic growth is only possible when the power sector is in line with the national development plans of the country concerned.

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