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The case against cash

Cash facilitates crime because it is anonymous, and big bills are especially problematic because they are so easy to carry and conceal.

Revisiting values and social fabric

Educational entertainment is content designed to educate and to entertain. It includes content that is primarily educational but has incidental entertainment value, and content that is mostly entertaining but contains educational value.

Securing the UN’s future

The UN culture must change – perhaps with a new reward structure – to give priority to operations in the field, rather than to operations at headquarters; to implement reports’ recommendations, rather than just writing more reports; and to measure results on the ground, rather just counting the number of UN conferences held, writes Kevin Rudd.

Airing the IMF’s dirty laundry

The IMF's Independent Evaluation Office, established after Asia's 1998 financial crisis to assess IMF policies and programs at arm's length, has issued a comprehensive critique of the Fund’s role in Europe’s post-2008 crisis.

The data-poor lives of adolescents

Will today's adolescents be healthy enough to lead tomorrow's world? To ensure that they are, their age group must be included in more policy discussions – and that means collecting the data needed to guide health-enhancing interventions, writes Ali H. Mokdad.

Microfinancing climate resilience

Too many small businesses in the areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change lack access to credit, preventing them from taking steps to build resilience through renewable energy, sustainable production, and other measures.