If we think back to original ISDS, the kinds of disputes they often had was a nationalist government coming in and saying, "Foreign investors, we are taking over this mine, you know, it is ours. We’re kicking you out of the country. We might be throwing you in jail.”
[Sub-Saharan Africa's] large economies are at risk of a lost decade unless policymakers implement significant reforms to shift the growth model away from excessive reliance on oil in Angola and Nigeria and, in the case of South Africa, to overcome structural problems—many inherited from the apartheid era.
There’s always a lot of creativity in how education is delivered. A school could be under a tree, could be inside someone’s home. It could be in a mosque or a church, it could be anywhere young people can gather safely with adults who can instruct them.
Markers of well and ill-being, ranging from life satisfaction to stress, are more unequally shared across the rich and the poor in the U.S. than they are in Latin America, a region long known for high levels of inequality.
The fact that [Lashkar-e-Taiba], under a charitable and political front, is able to conduct operations freely in the heart of Punjab lends credibility to the idea that at least important elements within Pakistan’s security forces do support and back the group.
"Instead of stopping trade, modernize the trade agreements, but also provide safety nets for workers. Because these things are going to keep happening, not only because of trade but because of modernization."