GLOBL 2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Sustainable Development Goals, Sub-Saharan Africa, Climate Change Mitigation

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19 Apr 2017
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Global poor: mostly in sub-saharan africa and south asia (india) Extremely poor live in india, china, nigeria, bangladesh, dem. Child malnutrition: africa, middle east, especially in south asia. Infant mortality rates: mostly in africa, middle east, south asia. Development = a set of ideas that envisioned economic growth, along western lines, leading to improvement in the human condition. Emerged in 1950s/1960s; linked to cold war: make the world safe for democracy . Real aid consists of ending core country subsidies. It is harmful (fuels corruption, makes democracy less likely, reduces local savings and investment, causing inflation) Inequality within countries increases because of globalization -> economic actions have crossed borders; national policy competes with foreign. Mainly because of china, india, taiwan, south korea, singapore, hong kong. Women work longer hours than men everywhere. If accounted for -> increase global gdp (gross domestic product) by a third (un human development report)

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