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 Jan 30, 2024|  by Oxfam International

Since 2020, the richest five men in the world have doubled their fortunes. During the same period, almost five billion people globally have become poorer. In this paper by Oxfam International, Rebecca Riddell, Nabil Ahmed, Alex Maitland, et al lay out the fundamental choice: between... Read More

Posted on Dec 01, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

Building resilience against the devastating effects of a warming climate is impossible without access to savings, lending, payments, and insurance solutions that help households and businesses to prepare for, cope with, and recover from increasingly intense and unpredictable climate shocks and stresses, argues Peter Zetterli...  Read More

Posted on Dec 13, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studie

The forcibly displaced, stateless persons who lived in Ukraine prior to the war without any acknowledged nationality, are particularly vulnerable. The measures adopted by European countries to support Ukrainian refugees have been successful in many ways, but insufficiently consider the situation of stateless persons. In...  Read More

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

Although policymakers need an accurate and reliable understanding of how climate change will impact efforts to end extreme poverty, the data available is inadequate and insufficiently transparent to provide an accurate projection of extreme poverty. In this briefing, Development Initiatives (DI) explores the World Bank's...  Read More

Posted on Dec 13, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by German Institute of Development and Sustainability

Recent studies by the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) have allowed analysis of gender disparities in multi-dimensional poverty in more than 80 low- and middle-income countries. In this IDOS policy brief, Francesco Burchi, and Daniele Malerba use individual-level indices, which encompass three dimensions...  Read More

Posted on Nov 23, 2023 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Intereconomics

Social investment in immigrant inclusion and integration can result in substantial long-term social and economic returns. In his article for Intereconomics, Holger Bonin discusses several potential positive externalities of improving the skills and employability of immigrants. Research suggests that unfavorable labour market conditions shortly after...  Read More

Posted on Jan 22, 2024 | in category: Reducing poverty and improving equity | by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Worldwide, poverty is increasingly concentrated in around forty fragile states. The deepening debt crisis, if unresolved, will increase both the number of the world’s poor states and the number of fragile states, warns Erica Hogan in her article for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace...  Read More