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Future Development

Do our 2015 forecasts need adjusting? (Part 2)

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In our last post, we answered three questions while considering how our forecasts for this year were going, a little more than six months into the year. Here, we answer three more. 

Future Development will be taking a break for the remainder of August, before resuming in September. As always, we’ll look forward to your comments and tweets at #FutureDev then.

“Where has all this new technology gone?” asks Brookings Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Global Economy and Development program Homi Kharas. The gains may have been offset by costs associated with privacy and cyber-defense. 

Note: This interview was filmed on July 8, 2015.

Migration is a solution that is actually happening, says Brookings Future Development blog co-editor Wolfgang Fengler. In fact, it’s happening so forcefully that it has given rise to the current resistance seen in Europe.

The economy of the Middle East and the impact of fluctuating oil prices is discussed by co-editor of the Brookings Future Development blog Shanta Devarajan.

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This blog was first launched in September 2013 by the World Bank in an effort to hold governments more accountable to poor people and offer solutions to the most prominent development challenges. Continuing this goal, Future Development was re-launched in January 2015 at brookings.edu.

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