WASHINGTON — The holiday party circuit in Washington, D.C., this year was crowded and festive, but like last year, still more gloomy than usual. Some toasts shared gratitude that 2017 — a fraught year for the global development community — was finally ending; others were hoping, even slightly pleading, with the bacchanalian gods for a better 2018. At a party in San Francisco just before Christmas, the talk over clinking glasses was much the same.
DUBAI — It sounds like science fiction, but it’s happening now: growing meat in a laboratory. And it’s just one potential piece of a complex puzzle that food and agriculture experts are trying to solve. Two dozen experts gathered in Dubai for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils, focused on solving some of the most difficult challenges facing the world.
LOS ANGELES — Plunking down next to me at a round table near the ballroom stage of the Beverly Hills Hilton is a noted medical scientist, arms tightly folded, face flushed, and a glean of sweat on his balding head. He’s just returned from the podium where he made thoughtful remarks while reading from a powerpoint presentation in front of a few hundred people. I lean in to ask in a whisper how he feels. “A relief,” he sighs, and giggles, delighted to be out of the spotlight once again.
You've got a point @MurreyBarry - the global extreme poverty line has a methodology but is basically arbitrary. That said, there's value in focusing on the poorest and most marginalized people in the world.
A reminder: Over 40% of the world lived in extreme poverty in 1980. Today it's 10%. Ending this inhumanity completely requires seeing opportunity and beauty in every country, something we try to do in our reporting @devex and today more than ever is sadly needed.
@kiwanja Healthy skepticism is warranted (see our coverage!) but when connectivity, IDs & mobile bank accounts are exploding in the global south, we ignore scale opportunities at our peril. #GlobalDev (late to mobiles) shouldn’t neglect this. https://t.co/3WYVjUm1Lf
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