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   World Must Act Faster to Harness Potential of the Digital Economy
Source: www.oecd.org
Source Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Governments must act faster to help people and firms to make greater use of the Internet and remove regulatory barriers to digital innovation or else risk missing out on the potentially huge economic and social benefits of the digital economy, the OECD told ministers and high-level officials from almost 40 countries today. Opening the Organisation’s 2016 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Canc ... Read More
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   Pacific Resilience Program Launched
Source: www.worldbank.org
Source Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Delegates from the Pacific region came together today to officially launch the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) – a series of projects to strengthen Pacific Island countries’ resilience to natural disasters and climate change. The project was launched as part of a 3-day workshop where participants from Pacific Island governments, regional bodies and project staff will receive training to support ... Read More
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   Universal Health, Digital Livelihoods and Jobs: World Bank Announces Winners of Innovative Ideas Competition to Improve the Development Response to Forced Displacement
Source: www.worldbank.org
Source Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: From providing universal health care to finding jobs, the World Bank’s Global Program on Forced Displacement (GPFD) today announced three innovative ideas to improve the development response to forced displacement, selected from an open call for proposals. As the number of refugees and internally displaced persons reaches historic highs with many displaced for years, development programs are urgen ... Read More
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   Lack of Action on Non-Communicable Diseases Damaging Pacific Economies: World Bank
Source: http://www.worldbank.org/
Source Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: A new World Bank report has put the spotlight on the economic threat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose to the Pacific Islands, with heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease emerging as the top killers in the region. The draft report, Pacific Possible: Health and Non-Communicable Diseases, was released for public comment today at the Pacific NCDs Summit in the Tongan capi ... Read More
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   Australia to Cover 135 Rural Communities with Small Cells
Source: totaltele.com
Source Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement
Summary: Telstra on Monday named 135 rural communities in Australia in which it will roll out small cells in order to tackle mobile black spots as part of a government initiative to improve coverage.
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   India Cabinet Oks 'Largest Ever' Spectrum Sale - Report
Source: telecompaper.com
Source Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs
Summary: India’s Union Cabinet has approved the next mega spectrum auction plan. The government hopes to raise nearly INR 5.66 trillion from this auction.
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   Global Private Infrastructure Investment Remains Steady at $111.6 Billion
Source: www.worldbank.org
Source Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Global private infrastructure investment in 2015 mostly remained steady at $111.6 billion when compared to the previous year, according to new data from the World Bank Group’s Private Participation in Infrastructure Database. Solar energy investments climbed 72 percent higher than the last five year average, while renewables attracted nearly two-thirds of investments with private participation.
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   Growth Expected to Rebound Aftera Difficult Year, but Risk of Slowdown in Remittances Is More Pronounced
Source: www.worldbank.org
Source Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Following two massive shocks which have resulted in two years of disappointing growth, economic activity is expected to rebound modestly, growing by 4.7 percent in FY2017, a new World Bank report said. According to the twice yearly Nepal Development Update, this rebound in growth hinges on stabilization of the political process, effective mobilization of earthquake rebuilding efforts and the full ... Read More
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   More Ambitious Policies Needed to Address Changes Facing Agriculture
Source: www.oecd.org
Source Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Governments need to implement more ambitious policies to address the global challenges facing agriculture, notably a shift away from direct support to farmers towards greater assistance for innovation systems that will improve productivity and sustainability, according to a new OECD report.
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   Regional Inequalities Worsening in Many Countries
Source: www.oecd.org
Source Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: Income inequality is worsening within many countries, and regional disparities in housing, safety and air quality inside countries are also growing wider in many cases, according to a new OECD report.
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