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People & Nature in Global Development

Our planet and lives are being reshaped by big global trends – population growth, economic development, climate change and urbanization. Solutions must focus on empowering people and protecting nature.

Sustainable Business & Investing

Business and finance shape economic opportunities and inequality. Sustainability calls for a long-term approach to risk, investing and innovation that works for everyone.

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Are we making a difference? What works and what doesn’t? Good evidence leads to better decisions and more impact.

India Quiz!

India Quiz!

The India Quiz tests your knowledge of the world’s second most populous country.  The quiz has 10 questions.  Your score, correct answers and explanations appear at the end.  Enjoy! [QUIZZIN 16] For more fun quizzes, check out Global Sherpa’s Quiz Page!... read more
Infrastructure Fuels Growth in BRIC Countries

Infrastructure Fuels Growth in BRIC Countries

While infrastructure isn’t exactly the sexiest topic in international development, it’s hard to argue with its importance.  India’s massive power blackout in July, the largest in world history, is a stark reminder of infrastructure’s critical role in economic... read more
Women’s Property Rights Shape Development

Women’s Property Rights Shape Development

Women own just 1 to 2 percent of all titled land in the developing world and a similar share of land and other real property around the globe.  Land and other real property account for about 75 percent of a country’s overall wealth.  That leaves women, who make up... read more
BRIC Countries Top Survey of Green Consumers

BRIC Countries Top Survey of Green Consumers

Consumers most likely to report being “very concerned” about environmental problems and related health impacts hail from the BRIC countries of Brazil, India and China, Latin American nations of Mexico and Argentina, and South Korea.  While China and the U.S. are the... read more
Giant Pandas Promote Conservation and Diplomacy

Giant Pandas Promote Conservation and Diplomacy

Panda Awareness Week (PAW) kicked off on July 4 in London.  Among the world’s rarest and most threatened animals, giant pandas are adorably plump, prominent symbols of nature’s treasures, international diplomacy and global efforts to save the world’s long list of... read more
Giant Panda Quiz!

Giant Panda Quiz!

    The Giant Panda Quiz tests your knowledge of interesting facts about giant pandas and their roles in environmental conservation and international diplomacy.  The quiz has 10 questions.  Your score, correct answers and explanations appear at the end.  Enjoy!... read more
Urban Design Fights Obesity in New York City

Urban Design Fights Obesity in New York City

Active urban design is a creative tool in New York City’s and Mayor Bloomberg’s dogged fight against fat (read obesity) and some of the most costly ills of modern civilization.  The city’s Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design is a... read more
Brazil Quiz

Brazil Quiz

  The Brazil quiz tests your knowledge of interesting facts about Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country by population.  The quiz has 10 questions.  Your score, correct answers and explanations appear at the end.  Enjoy! [QUIZZIN 14] For more fun quizzes,... read more
Entrepreneurs in India & China: Doing Well & Good

Entrepreneurs in India & China: Doing Well & Good

Entrepreneurs in the BRIC countries of India and China are driving global economic growth and community development.  While having much in common, Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs also exhibit a number of interesting differences, including their primary motivations... read more
BRICs, Emerging Market Consumer Insights

BRICs, Emerging Market Consumer Insights

The BRIC economies of China, India, Brazil and Russia are promising engines of global economic growth and development.  Recent data on BRIC countries’ consumer spending habits reveal interesting insights about consumer behavior and priorities in each emerging market.... read more
Slimtrader Helps Develop Emerging Economies

Slimtrader Helps Develop Emerging Economies

Entrepreneurs in emerging economies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America confront numerous logistical, financial, and bureaucratic obstacles.  New mobile commerce platforms from providers like Slimtrader offer a way around these barriers by taking advantage of the rapid... read more
Digging into the Rare Earths Predicament

Digging into the Rare Earths Predicament

It’s hard to resist getting caught up in the intriguing tale about China’s control over the all-important supply of rare earth elements (“REs”).  It turns out that these tiny, mysterious substances are necessary to make everything from cell phones to guided missiles... read more

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