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Bjørn Lomborg

The R&D road to development

For HIV, the focus has been on pre-exposure prophylaxis and on developing a vaccine

The mis-measure of development

The major new report, led by Jeffrey D. Sachs and issued by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Germany’s Bertelsmann Stiftung,...

Empowering girls

Gender inequality – through workplace exclusion and lower pay – costs the world a staggering 15.5% of GDP. Denying women opportunities to develop their...

A development investment for the ages

We have shined a spotlight on a wide range of important causes

Learning from malaria

Malaria is caused by a mosquito-transmitted parasite. Even in a mild case, the result can be fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia – especially...

Using data to find the middle ground

A more modest option could, in the short term, do much more for every dollar spent

Using data to find the middle ground

This may sound like an idealistic thought experiment dreamed up in an ivory tower, but data-driven policies are having a real-world impact in several countries....

Was 2016 the best year ever?

According to popular wisdom, 2016 was a terrible year. Horrific terror attacks struck many countries.

The promise of E-procurement

In Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank believes that corruption may cost 10% of GDP every year.

Why Africa needs fossil fuels

Europe and North America became rich thanks to cheap, plentiful power. In 1800, 94% of all global energy came from renewables, almost all of it wood and...

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