economic development

Recently Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, applauded the 15-year global push to meet the Millennium Development Goals on poverty, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, disease, the environment and global partnership. Amidst such praised effort, he cautioned that the world is still riven with inequality, something that is well-documented by a new UN…

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A year after President Barack Obama’s inauguration, the administration has failed to change course from disastrous U.S. policies that privilege expanding military ties rather than promoting economic development and democracy in Africa.  A recent article by Daniel Volman notes that the Obama administration’s FY 10 budget request “proposed significant increases in US arms sales and…

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