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21. Multidimensional poverty
... is given by the average MPI value -- Sub-Saharan Africa 0.360; South Asia 0.280, Arab States 0.077, East Asia and the Pacific 0.065, Latin America and the Caribbean 0.032, and Central and Eastern Europe ...
22. Beating global poverty?
... to extraordinary reductions in poverty in China and its neighbors.  These past three decades, East Asia has gone from having a much higher rate of poverty than sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia to having ...
23. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... a great power?  Not really. To be a great power requires accepting both the rights and responsibilities of power.  China and the other BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are against ...
24. Gender equality and development
... is lowest in the Middle East and North Africa (26 per cent) and South Asia (35 per cent), and highest in East Asia and the Pacific (64 per cent) and Sub-Saharan Africa (61 per cent). But many problems ...
... has achieved such a stunning growth in its middle class.  For example, the middle class of sub-Sharan Africa rose from 24% to 33% over the same period, while that of Latin America increased from 71% to ...
26. Asia’s Development and the Leadership Issue
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... not achieved comparable results. In terms of improving the quality of life, even the Middle East and North Africa did relatively much better then East Asia in the last 50 years. Publications by the Asia ...
This week's invited contributor is Andrew Wigley, a public affairs consultant and researcher, from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.  As he analyses the issue of human dignity, water and revolutions ...
28. Central Asia Update
... competition to get some piece of the energy cake. Growing dependence from expensive Russian oil and gas, unstable situation in Northern Africa pushes Europeans to develop common goals and be more persisted ...
... to supply risks due to growing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and North Africa. These and other downside risks will cast a heavy pall over the world economy for many years to come.  There will ...
30. Australia to the UN Security Council?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... policy, strident support for the apartheid regime of South Africa, antagonism toward China, total dependence on the US, participation in the Vietnam war, and so on. According to Evans, Australia was ...
31. China's internal weakness and external strength
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to financial and real estate assets in Europe, Japan and Australia, as well as mining and agricultural projects in Australia, Africa and Latin America (in recent times, Australia has received more Chinese ...
32. New global thinking needed
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... has 30% of the world's think tanks, followed by Europe with 27%, Asia with 18%, Latin America with 11%, Africa with 8% and Oceania with less than 1%. Expert panels then rank the best think tanks with ...
33. Asia's financial exodus
... with 45% of the developing world's illicit financial outflows, followed by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with 19%, developing Europe with 17%, Western Hemishere with 15% and Africa with 5%.  ...
34. Bribery and corruption in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... of the bribery transaction. The 34 OECD member countries and four non-member countries - Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, and South Africa - have adopted this Convention. Signatories to the Convention agree ...
35. China's elites and development
Over three decades ago, China's Communist Party elite saw it in their interest to adopt pro-development policies.  This is in sharp contrast to most countries in the Middle East and North Africa whose ...
36. Rise of Global Latinas
... aggressive strategies to expand their activities to the US, Europe and other emerging markets in Asia and Africa. Vale, Brazil’s leading mining company, has subsidiaries in Gabon, Mozambique, Angola and ...
37. OECD and Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... along with dynamism from countries like Brazil and South Africa.  By 2007 when it came to inviting other countries to join the OECD, the organization was faced with the situation that none of the most ...
38. Questions on Japan
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  The rise of emerging economies like the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) automatically means that developed countries like the US, Japan and Germany decline in relative terms.  This ...
39. Global education in Japan
... cuisine, and African and Latin American music, to give just a few examples.  But signs of a global culture can be seen in globally shared norms, values and ethics, such as the growing acceptance of values ...
40. Thought leadership for Australia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... a resources boom, Australia faces much competition from the newly emerging economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Thus, what is essential is to shape our future by working to a plan and taking charge ...
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