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China’s Belt and Road Initiative still pushing coal

16 May 2017

Feng Hao Officials and leaders from over 110 countries gather[ed] in Beijing on May 14-15 [2017] for the first ever Belt and Road Forum. China’s ambitious attempt to boost economic growth across a vast area stretching from its southeast coast all the way to Africa is known as the Belt and Road [read more]

The World Bank on Conflict and Poverty

10 April 2017

The World Bank has published an account of the links between conflict and extreme poverty. It notes that two billion people now live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), Somalia being an obvious example. Currently 17% of the global [read more]