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IsDB’s Commitment to Climate Change and its Sector Strategies

To demonstrate its commitments to climate action, the IsDB approved its first Climate Change Policy in February 2019. The policy emphasizes mainstreaming climate action in all the Bank’s…

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IsDB Business Model and Operational Result Areas

In this evolving development landscape, IsDB is aligning its business model with the changing needs of its clients. The essence of this new business model is to help member countries to achieve…

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Setting the Pace in a Fast-Changing World

The world is moving into a fourth industrial revolution, an era marked by a disruptive change in production processes due to advances in technology. This change is compounded by a lack of…

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Q&A | Elizabeth McGrath | 2018 Nov. 6

Elizabeth McGrath answers question about how countries translate natural resource wealth into sustainable development outcomes. This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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Mobility, migration, and opportunity

Why are some countries rich and some countries poor?" "Why are some individuals or societies better off than others?" Keep in mind that perhaps the most underrated answer to these…

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The U Curve

Learn about the Happiness U-Curve, or the system that measures life experiences to determine when we have the most life satisfaction. This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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Defining inequality

This module explores the various definitions and measures of inequality. We're going to look at some of the trends in inequality, largely the income inequality trends, both within countries and…

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Successful Cases and Lessons for Developing Countries

The results of the Saemaul Movement were even better than the government had anticipated. Since the beginning of the movement, there were many reforms and successes in the villages. Compared to the…

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How to Get Started with the SDGs Cooperation Looking Forward

This video will talk about the question how should developing countries get started with the sustainable development goals. The SDGs are a 15-year agenda to reorient every economy to make sure that…

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Challenge of Sustainable Development for Developing Countries

Introduction to what we can learn from Korea's economic experience, its history, its efforts, its strategies, its organization and institutions. And how these can be important lessons for not…

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Q&A | Dorothy Gordon | 2018 Oct. 12

Dorothy Gordon answers questions about information technology in countries around the world. This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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Q&A | Michael Ross | 2016 Sep. 22

Michael Ross, a professor at UCLA, answer questions on the ethics of importing natural resources from countries without strong regulations, the political factors that influence resource extraction,…

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Corruption and Politics Today

All of our aspirations for sustainable development depend on good governance. Good governance is vital so that government provides the public investments and the public services that underpin…

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Introduction to Economic Linkages

In this chapter, Anthony Paul talks about the case of oil, gas, and minerals in Trinidad and Tobago and looks at how countries and citizens can get more value from the resources under their soil.…

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Policy Responses: Savings, Spending, Public Debt, and Earmarking

In this chapter, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam discusses policy responses to the challenges of extractive resources revenues. He outlines policy responses to address the issues that arise, including optimal…

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International governance initiatives

International initiatives have emerged since the late 1990s to mitigate the negative impacts of natural resources welath. These include: the extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) and…

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