© 2018 by Daniel Anthes

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When it comes to the quality and sustainability of development, GDP only tells us half the story - at best. It is time we start to look at other things. Why not focus on true happiness?

End of January Davos was host to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. 2,500 top international political and business leaders, as well as selected intellect...

Soil and land, whether it is biomass in the form of food, feed, bioenergy, or biomaterials, play a crucial role in today’s life and underpin global efforts towards sustainable development. Such natural resources are key components for the fight against poverty, hunger and climate change. Now new studies presented at the 3rd Global Soil Week in Berl...

For a few months now oil prices are on a steady downward trajectory. Some people even speak about the possible beginning of the end of a super commodity cycle, with the result now of a long-term price slump lying ahead of us. This would have severe economic implications for countries heavily depending on oil exports - and with that particularly cou...

Extractive resources are non-renewable natural resources and therefore exhaustible, which is why revenues generated from depletion are finite and hereby intrinsically temporary. Also, particularly in the developing world, they account for a large share of several country's overall export structure and often generate the bulk of total government rev...

Many countries in the world are rich in natural resources. And in most cases those natural resources constitute an important engine for the country’s economy, as well as a considerable source of fiscal revenues and foreign exchange. In fact, according to my own research a total of 83 countries and with that an aggregate population of 3.3 billion pe...

Todd Moss, senior fellow and vice president for programs at the Center for Global Development (CGD), demonstrates how leaders of poor countries can beat the resource curse. His policy option, called Oil to Cash, helps foster a social contract in resource-rich countries by directly distributing natural resource revenues to society. Under this propos...

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