United States 2018 Budget and Caribbean Security

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Ricardo Swire

On Tuesday May 23, 2017 the United States of America’s 2018 Budget slashed US$667 million from grant programs for counter-terrorism funding provided to state and local agencies, the US Financial Plan reducing money allocated to development banks such as the World Bank.

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NAFTA, the State Department and USAID

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Cynthia M. Lardner

 

What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn about Soft Power

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Solar home systems lighting rural Bangladesh

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Sheuli Akter

Millions of Bangladeshis still have no access to electricity because grid electricity is not economically viable in the places they live.

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High interest rates, low financial literacy amongst barriers to Bangladesh RMG remediation

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Sheuli Akter

High interest rates and a lack of financial literacy are highlighted as major obstacles to factories in the Bangladesh Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector from obtaining remediation financing according to a report launched by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

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People in South Sudan with disabilities advocate for equal rights

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Peter Louis

The newly established South Sudan Information Commission has been urged to ensure that people living with disabilities such as the deaf, blind and with other physical challenges have equal access to information as guaranteed in the South Sudan Right of Access to Information Act, 2013.

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Are we serious in wanting to eliminate ISIS?

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Sattar Rind

Many writers, intellectuals, government or non-governmental think tank personnel and scholars are writing about and discussing the cause of ISIS’ birth.

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Uganda launches program to prevent anaemia in children

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Gloria Nakiyimba

An evidence based cost effective intervention aimed at addressing the high prevalence of anaemia and other micro-nutrient deficiencies among Ugandan children has been unveiled.

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