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Friday Roundup: Extreme Poverty, Malnutrition, Turkish Unrest, Youth in Africa, IMF Humility & GEP

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The much awaited UN report proposing new post-2015 development goals was released last Thursday. Goal one is to end poverty by 2030. While the development community is receptive to the report’s focus on sustainably ending poverty, some are asking why inequality isn’t included. To know more on what’s in and what’s out, read the post by Claire Melamed here

Related to development goals, Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Executive Director of 1,000 Days, has a post titled 'Leaning in on Ending Malnutrition' on Huffington Post, citing the stark reality that 3 million young lives are lost each year to a condition that is completely preventable.


David Woodward asks in The Guardian 'How Progressive is the Push to Eradicate Extreme Poverty'?

Daron Acemoglu has an op ed in the New York Times titled 'Development Won't Ensure Democracy in Turkey'.

A recent World Bank Policy Research Paper looks at tapping the "youth dividend" in Sub-Saharan Africa by creating jobs in agriculture. Read the paper here

The IMF issued this week an ex-post evaluation of its first bailout of Greece. The evaluation acknowledges that the fund bent or broke some of its own rules, and underestimated the severity of Greece’s downturn. 

And finally, stay tuned for the launch the June edition of Global Economic Prospects 2013 on June 12, 2013 at 7 P.M. EDT.