Category Archives: Development

Deutsche Welle Online: Comment on Barbadian Debt as Typical Caribbean Small Island Problem

from the on-line English version of the paper at <http://www.dw.com/en/drowning-in-debt-barbados-predicament-offers-a-warning-for-small-island-nations/a-44245771&gt; [Just a minor caveat that there is no evidence that German financiers are necessarily balanced assessors of development options for oceanic small islands. . . . but they probably DO … Continue reading

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NPR: Sad State of Health Services in USVI

Nearly five months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, medical services in the USVI are still in horrible shape, with 400 seriously ill patients receiving care in the mainland, and both major hospitals (in St. Thomas and St. Croix) unable to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Development, Disaster Management, Health, Small Island

Fresno Resurgent: Progress in Surprising Places

from the Non-Profit Quarterly Fresno Drives toward a Strong and Sustainable Community-Based Economy By STEVE DUBB October 17, 2017; Next City Fresno, California’s fifth-most-populous city, defies many stereotypes we may have of the Golden State. Be honest: When you think … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Development, Finance Services, Governance, Small Island

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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