The whole spirit of multilateralism is on life support. Normally you’d want to heap praise on some other country for taking on a larger share of this global burden, but Trump doesn’t think about global problems needing to be globally shared.
Countries like Brazil and Ethiopia have shown the dramatic progress that can be achieved through multipronged efforts. Successful strategies have included measures like targeted investments to help small farmers boost crop yields—which can bring a double-barreled gain of increasing farmers’ incomes while increasing food availability for others—to social support programs like school meals, cash transfers and seasonal employment initiatives that ensure even the poorest people can afford food during lean times.
What mobile can do is deal with the affordability and reliability issue, but they can't do much about the credibility issue. Ensuring confidence among its users isn't entirely in a telecommunication company's control.
Decades of economic growth in middle- and low-income countries, particularly China and India but also some parts of sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia, have not only dramatically reduced the number of people in extreme poverty — from about 2 billion in 1980 to 700 million in 2015 — but have brought people still living under the poverty line closer to it, which cuts the poverty gap as well.
Relations [between Canada and the United States] are very deep no matter who’s in power, but when you have these two leaders, [President Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau], who seem to see the world in similar ways and get along at a personal level, it creates a wide highway at many levels.
There's a very palpable sense in Canada that this wasn't just a change of government, this was a change of generation. The Liberal Party won the election, but it wasn't going back to the old Liberal Party. This was a new generation in that party.