These are hard times for international cooperation. With rising protectionism, burgeoning trade disputes, and a troubling lack of concern for shared interests like climate change, the world seems to be turning its back on multilateralism.
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Upgrading International Development Cooperation

These are hard times for international cooperation. With rising protectionism, burgeoning trade disputes, and a troubling lack of concern for shared interests like climate change, the world seems to be turning its back on multilateralism. And yet cooperation remains one of our best hopes for addressing humanity’s most complex development-related challenges. Just as the Marshall […]

The University of Virginia recently faced a storm of protest after its Miller Center of Public Affairs appointed President Donald Trump’s former Director of Legislative Affairs, Marc Short, to a one-year position as Senior Fellow.
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No to Academic Normalization of Trump

The University of Virginia recently faced a storm of protest after its Miller Center of Public Affairs appointed President Donald Trump’s former Director of Legislative Affairs, Marc Short, to a one-year position as Senior Fellow. Two faculty members severed ties with the center, and a petition to reverse the decision has gathered nearly 4,000 signatures. […]

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) began implementing mandatory certification for all products covered by compulsory standards on 1st July 2018.
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UNBS Mandatory Certification will improve competitiveness of local products

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) began implementing mandatory certification for all products covered by compulsory standards on July 1. UNBS opted for mandatory certification in the new regulation as part of its continued efforts to safeguard public health, safety, and the environment from products that do not meet the standards. Products covered by […]

The Twentieth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), held on 18-19July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia, will be remembered as a landmark. Its communique, now a public document, reads like a blockbuster.
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Rebooting COMESA

The Twentieth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), held on 18-19July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia, will be remembered as a landmark. Its communique, now a public document, reads like a blockbuster. Tunisia and Somalia were admitted, increasing the membership of COMESA to 21 countries, […]

For the last three years, dozens of countries have gathered each July to present their national plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Unlocking Private-Sector Funds for Sustainable Development

For the last three years, dozens of countries have gathered each July to present their national plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the latest of these United Nations High-Level Political Forums, governments rolled out impressive blueprints – almost none of which included realistic budgets or revenue sources. Estimates of the development investment […]