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Image Green Growth: A Win-Win Approach to...

Green Growth: A Win-Win Approach to #Sustainable #Development? - United Nations University | The concept of “green growth” is one which has understandable political currency, highlighted by its prominence in this year’s Rio+20 meeting hosted by the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. In promising to reconcile the goals of low-carbon and sustainable development with other valued outcomes — such as job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth. #environment

   

Image Government, Geography, and Growth | Foreign...

Government, Geography, and Growth | Foreign Affairs, The True Drivers of #Economic Development By Jeffrey D. Sachs | According to Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson’s Why Nations Fail, economic development hinges on a country’s political institutions. But their monocausal analysis ignores other important factors (such as geography) that can also affect growth.#development

   

Image Daily chart: In 1990 the United Nations...

Daily chart: In 1990 the United Nations Development Programme launched the Human Development Index. This index combines life expectancy at birth, the average and expected number of years in education and economic output. Only two countries, Zimbabwe and Lesotho, have seen their index scores fall since 1990, but elsewhere big strides have been made, particularly in China, Iran and India. #economics #politics #ir #news #charts #infographics #society #causes #history #development #worldaffairs

   

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