Though the data used to compile the index was gathered before the COVID-19 pandemic and uses the latest available data to enable global comparability, the index, while setting a baseline to build upon as the world recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, does not take into account the pandemic’s impact.

New Global Study Ranks Countries on Youth Development

By Abdi Ali Published August 13, 2021 A new survey that looks at the status of people aged 15 – 29 years around the world shows that sub-Saharan Africa has made the greatest strides in improving the health of the youth between 2010 and 2018. The 2020 Global Youth Development…

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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN agency that focuses on agriculture and people in rural areas, calls for greater investment by governments and development partners in sustainable developmen

African Countries Commit to Double Agricultural Productivity

By Abdi Ali Published May 3, 2021 Seventeen African heads of state have pledged to boost agricultural production by doubling current productivity levels through the scaling up of agro-technologies, investing in access to markets, and promoting agricultural research and development. Though one-quarter of the world’s arable land is said to…

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