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in preparation for the 'how to finance Green New Deal' panel tomorrow - at 1.30, in I2-220 #WBGMeetings I am taking the @WorldBank course on Maximising Finance for Development
I call the turn to private finance in international development #WallStreetConsensus - and it's increasingly framed through Green New Deal discourses .
the course has nearly 20.000 people registered, and it's an amazing window into the benign, depoliticised view of leveraging private finance into #SDG assets
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New in @socscimed: We study the impact of IMF structural adjustment programs on health in developing countries; w/ T Forster, @thomstubbs, L King

In short: IMF programs increase neonatal mortality & lower access to health systems.


International organizations are broadcasting their commitment to aiding #SDG attainment. But might their actual policy advice hurt progress towards these goals? We look at the case of the #IMF.

IMF structural adjustment programs—mandating austerity, deregulation, liberalization, & privatization—have been the workhorse of neoliberal globalization. For the history of such policies, see here:


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What does the IPCC say about #nuclear energy? ☢️
In this thread, I will try to summarize in a simple, complete and objective way ALL the points risen by the @IPCC_CH 🇺🇳 about this #energy source in its latest report: “Global Warming of 1.5ºC”🌍 Surprises are assured...👇🏽
Let's start with some background. Why do we talk about 1.5?
In the Paris Agreement at the end of 2015, 195 countries agreed to hold the average temperature increase below 2°C and to make efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. It was a major diplomatic and environmental achievement. 🎆👏🏽
The IPCC was asked for a report on the effects of global warming of 1.5°C and the possible pathways that would avoid exceeding this threshold. The effort was huge: 224 authors reviewed more than 6,000 scientific articles and more than 42,000 comments from expert reviewers.
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Our new research sheds light onto the impact of conflict in Yemen.

The conflict has set back development in Yemen by 21 years.

One child dies because of the conflict every 12 minutes.

This thread introduces the report findings:

Today, nearly 60% of the population live in extreme poverty. 2/3 of those in extreme poverty are there because of armed conflict. There are an additional 44 million years of people living in extreme poverty because of the conflict.
50% of the child population is undernourished. Of these, approximately 7 in 10 are undernourished because of the conflict. 1.6 additional years of children living in malnutrition are caused by the conflict.
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🎉📣 Unveiling the Finalists of the 2019 UN #SDGAwards! 🔝 21 initiatives show how innovation, creativity & commitment lead to impactful SDG Action. 2000+ applications, the selection was harder than ever!
Support your favs on the People's Choice Award!
Drone-based projects, crowdsourced stories of harassment & indicators on SDG progress ➡#SDGAwards VISUALIZERS are making complex concepts more readily understandable & affecting real change.

🤳Like & RT your favourite for the People's Choice Award!
#SDGAwards STORYTELLERS are using #transmedia, immersive mediums & taking storytelling to the next level to make #inequalities, #migration, access to #water, or #climatechange impacts.

🤳Like & RT your favourite for the People's Choice Award
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1/? THREAD: What can the world learn from Brazil’s struggle to #endslavery?

This week I’m visiting Brazil to consider that question.

Combining mobile inspection teams, social action & big data, Brazil’s efforts are amongst the most sophisticated in the world.
2/ >50000 modern slaves have been rescued by the Brazilian state since 1995.
On behalf of @UNUCPR @Delta87org & @FinComSlavery I'll meet with @undpbrazil @ilo @MPT_PGT @reporterb @experian & more, focusing on policy in agriculture & finance.

Learn more about slavery in Brazil & government efforts here:…

Follow along - & send ?s!
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#ChangeIsAProcess, yes we know. But if you screwed for the first four years what makes you think you can deliver anything in the next four?

We need campaign mandates that go beyond attacking the opposition or showing us pictures of people attending rallies.
What's your plan for the economy?
How will you address #SDG goals?
How will you fight Boko Haram?
How will you address the issues that allows Boko Haram to gain sympathizers in the first place?
How will you work with neighbouring countries to tackle transborder economic goals?
How will you make the Civil Service more competent and modern?
What ways will you help young Nigerians benefit from the #digital economy?
How will you make Nigeria the giant of Africa once again?

These are key issues for all candidates, not blind followership or ultra-support!
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As we count down to 2019, we’re taking a moment to look back and celebrate all we accomplished in 2018. It was a year of moments and momentum. (Thread)
Our #FishForever coastal fisheries program completed a revelatory deep dive into 5 years-worth of data from 41 sites comprising +250 communities in 3 countries. The good news is Fish Forever is working to stem the tide of coastal overfishing...
#FishForever had helped:
Increase fish biomass inside and outside of no-take reserves,
Empower communities and build social resilience;
Establish legal and functioning management bodies;
Fully protect 67,000 acres of coastal ocean waters;
Make progress delivering on UN #SDGs.
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Next panel @sciencepolicy #CSPC2018 on international science and Canada, global agenda for 2030. Gordon McBean starts us off with background on international consortia and meetings on this important topic. Need to bring stakeholders together for a global program
#CSPC2018 @wwatsonwright @OceanFrontier stresses there is only one ocean, where distinct bodies are connected. If we treat them separately and let borders define policy, we limit the impact our policies can have
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I'm going to wrap up by tweeting a little about the work of @dfatirl. The Dept of External Affairs was one of the first Departments established in 1919. We're currently tweeting diplomatic highlights from the past 100 years & you can follow on Twitter with the hashtag #dfat100
The home of @dfatirl is Iveagh House which sits on St. Stephen's Green. It was built in 1736 & donated to the State in 1939 by the Guinness family - ever since it has been the home of Irish diplomacy. There's a short history of the house here:…
We currently have just over 80 missions around the world with the most recent addition @IrlinVancouver just opened led by my friend & colleague, Frank Flood (on the left below) which means that we finally have @dfatirl colleagues to talk with in Western North America!
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LIVE today in the SDG Media Zone - our panel of technology experts discussing how we can use technology to drive progress in achieving the #GlobalGoals 🕒9:50 am EST #SDGLive, #HLPF ➡️
"We are committed to doing more with less."

@LandOLakesInc's Executive VP Jerry Kaminski is leveraging technology such as dairy metering and innovative financing for farmers to reduce environmental impact and drive #SDG progress. #SDGLive #HLPF
The capability, knowledge, and tools exist at the UN. Keeping us [businesses] together

--@LandOLakesInc Executive VP @Jerry Kaminski
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The #DPRK Multi Indcator Cluster Survey #MICS for 2017 by @UNICEF is out. 8500 Households in all 9 provinces including #Jagangprovince (normally closed to #NGOs) and #Pyongyang with 24 hour notification period prior to survey. #NorthKorea
Urban (61%) and Rural (39%) households. Validation by forced re-interviews on one randomly selected household per cluster. Carried out with #DPRK Central Bureau of Statistics. Numbers are credible and match closely with other surveys (at least for childhood mortality rates)
99.7% on electricity grid
98.2 % with TV
30.3 % with refrigerator (19.4% rural)
63% have electric rice cooker (51% rural)
15.5% havewashing machine
75.5% have CD player (68.4% rural)
83% bicycle
18.7% computer/tablet (8.3% rural)
66.4% mobile phone (48.1% rural) (89.7% PY)
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