Health is just one goal among the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but it is the golden thread that underpins all other aims.
Jurisdictions with transparency and strong legal frameworks are precisely those which can best ensure that capital flows most efficiently to where it is needed.
Offshore financial centres can help curb illicit flows by exchanging tax information and providing transparent beneficial ownership information.
Jersey and other offshore banking centres do not facilitate capital flight out of Africa - they offer certainty for investors in risky places.
“As a fast-growing continent, [Africa] expects to add another billion to the work force, which would make it larger than China and India combined. That is a huge, daunting challenge.”
As the World Bank cuts growth forecasts for Africa, it has never been more important for African countries to take action so they can compete in the global knowledge economy.
Leading thinkers on social entrepreneurship and innovation are converging in Oxford. Follow the conversation on our live stream from the event.
Common challenges and goals are behind Egypt’s push to strengthen ties with its southern neighbours, argues Qalaa Holdings’ regional director.
“We must avoid complacency, thinking: alright, the macroeconomic consequences are everywhere, but not here.”
The first step to better healthcare is better data, Michael Bloomberg and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop argue.
Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa
Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.
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