The US$36 million loan from Germany, one of several from foreign governments, has been frozen in retaliation over those countries’ support for a UN investigation into alleged human rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
Frank Bainimarama and Andrew Holness –
Small island states such as Fiji and Jamaica are using innovative approaches to tackle the existential threat posed by climate change. Developed countries must do more to help them and other islands—including by leading the global effort to mobilise climate finance.
Antonio Savoia and Roberto RicciutiTania MasiKunal Sen –
With official development assistance under strain, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require developing countries to rely increasingly on their own resources. To that end, they should implement strong institutional constraints on executive authority.
Ingrid van Wees –
As the world’s oceans remain under threat, Asian Development Bank's Ingrid van Wees discusses what wide ranging projects and innovative financing are needed to clean up the seas before it is too late.
According to the International Monetary Fund, the world’s public assets are worth at least twice global GDP. Instead of neglecting those assets, as most governments do today, countries should be using them to generate value, writes a former director at Sweden's Ministry of Industry.