The economic and social policies of Scandinavian countries are considered, in many sectors, a model for an equitable and efficient society. Genevieve Pinnington prepared a short presentation Nordic tax models as an example of how fiscal policies can be used for equity and efficiency. She looks at what it is, how it works and why it may not be applicable everywhere. Read A Brief Exploration of the Nordic Model.
Cynthia attended the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary (IMF) in Washington DC from 8 – 12 April, 2019. Read about the composition of the World Bank Group, its work and concerns in this Brief prepared by Cynthia. She recalls the urgency expressed by the President of the Group in the following quote. “It is critically important that we work tirelessly to foster broad-based growth, raise median incomes, create jobs, and fully incorporate women and young people in economies, to support a stronger, more stable global economy for everyone”.
Welcome to Youth Representatives Uyen Ha, from Australia and Isobel Cunningham from Ireland. They are immersed in the events and experience of an NGO collaborating with the United Nations. As we approach the Forum on Financing for Development their first immersion was on the question of Circular Economy, a relevant subject today when the traditional economy seems to fail a large proportion of the human family. Read Isobel’s article on Circular Economy provides an “easy read” on the issue. Uyen, who specializes in Martial Arts, gives a summary of the connections between Sport, Peace and Development through the eyes of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sport for Development and Peace.