developing countries

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international…

Prepare Now for the Next Financial Crisis

By Martin Khor* The Asian financial crisis started 20 years ago and the global financial crisis and recession 9 years back. When a new global financial crisis strikes, the developing countries will be more damaged than in the last crisis as…

Developing Countries Take Lead at Climate Change Agreement Signing

Human Wrongs Watch By Lyndal Rowlands* UNITED NATIONS, 22 April 2016 (IPS) – An unprecedented 175 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement here Friday 22 April, with 15 developing countries taking the lead by also ratifying…

French Firm Attacks Ugandan Tax Using ISDS

Human Wrongs Watch By Edward Ronald Segyawa and Frank Mulder* KAMPALA, 25 December 2015 (IPS) – The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for European companies to pressurize developing countries. This year Uganda joins the…

How to Use Heat Energy Radiating from the Earth’s Core To Produce Food

Human Wrongs Watch Rome — Geothermal energy, the flow of heat energy radiating from the earth’s core, provides unique opportunities for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries, says a new report published by FAO on 7 April…

Two-thirds of the Three Billion Internet Users Come from Developing World, But…

Human Wrongs Watch Current estimates from the International Telecommunication Union show that there are almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world today.  These numbers tell us that technology is now common even in areas…

Cost of Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries Set to Be as High as $250-500 Billion Per Year By 2050

Human Wrongs Watch Despite public funding of climate change adaptation measures reaching as high as $26 billion in 2012-2013, a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report issued on 5 December 2014 predicts a significant funding gap after 2020 unless…

Global Wage Growth Stagnates, Lags Behind Pre-Crisis Rates

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva, 5 December 2014 (ILO)* — The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.  Wage growth around the world slowed in…