Category Archives: In the news

Food Security, Investment, and the G-8

Guest post by John Schellhase, Program Assistant at the NYU Development Research Institute (DRI). At the end of May, President Obama and other leaders of the G-8 announced the creation of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.  A … Continue reading

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Successful CTED Conference

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Over the next few weeks, we will share summaries of the different … Continue reading

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Registration Open – Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions

Registration for CTED’s 2nd Annual Conference, Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions, is now open! The  interdisciplinary conference at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi,  will have panels on Mobile Money, Energy, Food Security, Education and Healthcare, … Continue reading

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CTED Second Annual Conference – February 12-13, 2012

We would like to announce that CTED will be hosting its Second Annual Conference February 12-13, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The interdisciplinary conference will focus on how cutting edge technology can aid economic development. The event will be attended … Continue reading

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India Tries to Connect Poor to Growth by Scanning 2.4 Billion Eyes

The New York Times recently published an article on what will become the world’s largest biometric database – made in India. Hundreds of Indians are volunteering to have their fingerprints and irises scanned and their names, birth year and address … Continue reading

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Mixed Findings on Climate Change’s Impact on Crop Yields

A report in Science Magazine examines the effect of climate change on crop yields – for wheat, corn, soy, and rice – since 1980. While the report finds that, overall, crop yields have decreased by 3% for corn and 5% … Continue reading

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The African Middle Class

A report from the African Development Bank reports that 1 in 3 Africans is middle class, but the Guardian wonders what that means for economic development and what role this middle class, or “catalytic class,” will play in poverty reduction … Continue reading

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