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Most humanitarian cash transfers have strings attached, but unconditional transfers are growing quickly.
Sixty-three percent of annual emissions are produced by developing countries. The economic growth behind that is a very good thing, but it has a dangerous side effect—carbon emissions.
The historical concentration of industry and wealth in developed countries means that they are responsible for 79 percent of the emissions from 1850 to 2011
Climate change hits the poor hardest. Poor people living in tropical countries are more exposed to storms and extreme weather, their housing and infrastructure is weaker, and they have less savings or insurance to fall back on when disaster strikes.
Give a man a fish, the old adage runs, and he’ll eat for a day, but teach a man to fish and he will eat forever. Professor Chris Blattman doesn’t think we should do either.
There's a lot more to development than aid.
MCC has funded country-identified priorities across a range of sectors, and it is clear that the agency’s flexibility to do so has enabled it to fill some important gaps.
In all but the
poorest developing countries, government revenues far
exceed foreign aid, as do remittances and foreign direct