Tag Archives: development

  Global Aging Crisis

The number of old people (over 60) is expected to grow from six hundred million in 2000 to two billion in 2050. At this time, eighty percent of this population will be living in developing countries. One major change is …

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  A New Middle East?

Long characterized as region run by autocratic leaders, the Middle East is dawning on a new era. It all began when protestors in Tunisia forced the ouster of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Within days, rallies were held across Egypt …

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  A Global Challenge: Protecting Women against Violence

Rampant sexual violence in the tent camps of Port-au-Prince, daily accounts of rape against women and girls in the DRC (known as the rape capital of the world), and the imprisonment of runaway wives in Afghanistan (fleeing forced marriages and …

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  What Brazil Thinks About Globalization

Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, has the 8th largest economy in the world,1 is celebrating its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and is planning to the host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. …

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  Currency Rates are the Fulcrum Among Competing Global Economies

As recovery strategies in many developed countries of the world stalled in 2010, the issues of trade imbalances and currency exchange rates have drawn attention in press headlines across the globe. Developing countries have prospered dramatically from their export trade …

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  Social Entrepreneurship: Blurring the Boundaries of Business and Philanthropy

With the global economic crisis in its 3rd year, with national debts soaring to new heights, with austerity measures being proposed throughout Europe and the U.S., it is clear that governments around the world can no longer afford to provide …

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  The Globalization of Philanthropy

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet recently launched a campaign to convince America’s wealthiest to donate half of their money to philanthropic causes. More than 57 people, collectively worth $250 billion,1 took the Giving Pledge, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former AOL …

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  Buy Local Movement: Regional Pride or Protectionism?

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest grocer, has jumped on the Buy Local bandwagon and recently announced that it is increasing its produce from local farmers. Because of its global presence and extensive supply chain, the impact of this decision will be …

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  What the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thinks About Globalization

  Dubai Skyline The United Arab Emirates is composed of seven states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Each of the seven states is ruled by an Emir. This federation of states joined together to …

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  What Oman Thinks About Globalization

Oman’s development has followed a different path than other countries in the region. Oil was only discovered in the mid-1960s. Financial constraints and political instability further hampered economic development until the 1980s. Oman transformed itself from a developing country to …

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