Sweden, Denmark, and Germany are the most committed national development actors, according to this year’s Commitment to Development Index, which measures both aid levels and how other policies foster sustainable development. Here are the key insights.
A new report highlights the role played by people in safeguarding much of the world’s carbon reserves. Yet the authors say governments are largely ignoring one of the most cost-efficient ways to avoid the release of carbon emissions: Recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities to collectively own and manage their land.
The Equator Principles have helped facilitate more responsible investments in emerging markets. IFC CEO Philippe Le Houérou details three areas of opportunity to build on their success.