Category Archives: Development

Overseas and International NGO’s Being Handicapped by US-Imposed Restrictions

{The issues discussed in this article about obstacles faced by non-profits working in humanitarian fields in war zones is actually only one aspect of US-inspired and -enforced regulations that affect all manner of non-profit and non-governmental organizations, especially in developing countries, … Continue reading

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How to Increase the Integration of Cuban Science and Technology with the Global Community

[In my experience both working with Cuba in UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook program, and during birding trips to the island, I’ve been greatly impressed by the depth of Cuban expertise in many science and technology fields. There is a major … Continue reading

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Official Development Assistance (ODA) Again Fails to Meet Goals/Recommendations/Commitments

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has reported that official development assistance (ODA) for 2015 has decreased to the least developed countries, and as a percent of the Gross National Income of the donor states. Check especially the … Continue reading

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Pacific Island Youth Speak Out on Climate Change

from the Deutsche-Welle web site: <http://www.dw.com/en/pacific-islands-youth-skeptical-of-cop21/a-18873278&gt; PACIFIC ISLANDS Pacific islands youth skeptical of COP21 While small Pacific islands are in danger of vanishing due to rising sea levels, their younger inhabitants are skeptical that the climate summit in Paris will … Continue reading

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De-Risking Is De-Linking Small States From Global Finance

Working in sustainable development of small islands, it’s not hard to get blind-sided by bad (or sometimes good!) news from unexpected sources. This article from NASDAQ may spell tough times for many islands — not only financial services specialists. from … Continue reading

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Complexities of the Foreign Assistance Game — from the US Side

from DevEx <https://www.devex.com/news/does-ird-have-a-case-against-usaid-86379&gt; INSIDE DEVELOPMENTSUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT Does IRD have a case against USAID? By Molly Andersmollyanders_dev19 June 2015

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Banking Regulation in Small — VERY Small — Islands: St. Helena

Forwarded by our friend Bob Conrich from the metropolis of Anguilla . . . Begin forwarded message: Wall Street Journal Meet the Banking Regulator With an 8,000-Mile Commute Mr. Duncan’s territory has a volcano, Napoleon’s empty tomb and no ATMs … Continue reading

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