developing countries

Developing Countries Losing Out To Digital Giants

Developing Countries Losing Out To Digital Giants

October 19, 2018

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury / IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 17 (IPS)  – A new United Nations report warns that the potential benefits to developing countries of digital technologies are likely to be lost to a small number of successful first movers who have established digital monopolies. According to the Trade…

How to prevent cooling from warming up the world

July 23, 2018

DW. Air conditioners and other cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while these appliances can save lives, they’re also big contributors to global warming.   On hot days, many of us automatically turn on the air conditioner or reach for a cold drink from the fridge without thinking twice…

Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year

October 26, 2017

Pollution causes far more deaths than tobacco, infectious disease or war, and causes 4.6 trillion dollars of economic damage per year, according to a major new study published in the British medical journal The Lancet

Africa

January 3, 2017
PERI’s Leonce Ndikumana responds to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stigltiz who argues unfair trade deals cost developing countries more than the West gives in aid

Argentina & The Emerging Market Crisis

February 28, 2014
James Henry: Facing a surging public deficit, Argentina has devalued its currency in response to the Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing and China’s slowed purchasing of imports

Inequality and Instability

February 17, 2014
Policy measures and increased Chinese demand for minerals have respectively led to a narrowing of inequality in Latin America and sub- Saharan Africa, while inequality has risen in the former Soviet countries and Asia

People of the South to the North: Will You Face Up to Climate Catastrophe?

April 18, 2013

Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre): Advanced countries of the North must cut emmisions in ratio to the amount they have polluted and facilitate transfer of green technology to the South or humanity will face calamity

Privatizing Europe

March 21, 2013
Nick Buxton: Paris and other cities have remunicipalised water that had been privatized saving users money and introducing more democracy and transparency

Chakravarthi Raghavan on International Trade

February 7, 2013
Chakravarthi Raghavan: The International Convention on Settlement on Investment Disputes has become a mechanism that reinforces multinational corporate property rights over a countries ability to create public policy in its people interest