Other Voices

While we have particular views on many issues on the Global Agenda, and have commissioned and will continue to promote research into questions affecting these, we are also conscious of the valuable work being done by many other institutions and researchers, some of whom have decades of experience in grappling with aspects of these challenging topics.

In this section of the site – Other Voices – by far the largest of all, we offer a wide cross-section of views and insights.

Posted Jun 28, 2023|  by Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

Women, especially those in low-income countries, are faced with higher risk, greater vulnerability, and fewer tools to cope with the impacts of climate change. Financial services can empower women to manage climate risks and build resilience. In this working paper by the Consultative Group to... Read More

Posted on Apr 24, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

Digital financial inclusion is a necessary policy to enable women to be digitally included and economically empowered. As data-driven models within financial services become more prevalent, women who already lag behind men in financial access and usage could be further disadvantaged if financial services providers...  Read More

Posted on Jun 12, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Bretton Woods Project

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), home to 40 per cent of the world’s poorest, are either experiencing debt distress or are at high risk of doing so. Despite the adverse implications this has for governments pressed to meet expenditures needed to achieve the Sustainable Development...  Read More

Posted on May 16, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Development Initiatives

Despite the 2030 Agenda being promoted as the means of eradicating poverty and inequality by 2030, there is a growing realisation that this is practically impossible as the funding gap to deliver the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is estimated to be in the trillions. The...  Read More

Posted on Jun 27, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Observer Research Foundation

This paper by the Observer Research Foundation tracks the origins and movements of absolute and relative poverty, and income and wealth inequality, in the BRICS economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa); highlights the associated challenges; and recommends strategies for inclusive growth and sustainable...  Read More

Posted on Jun 05, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

Beyond the overarching impact of climate, there is nuance in how different groups of rural women understand, perceive and react to the stresses and shocks related to the phenomenon. The population of rural women in low-income countries is vast and diverse, and varies according to...  Read More

Posted on Apr 28, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by UNU-WIDER

Most workers in developing countries work in the informal labour market. Lower-tier informal work leads to a dead end, with little opportunity to move up the job ladder. While those in upper-tier informal work are the most likely to transition to formal labour market jobs...  Read More