HUMAN CAPITAL INDEX. Published by the World Bank (October 2018). This new report from the World Bank covers the implications of underinvesting in education, health, and other key areas for the future incomes of individuals and countries over the coming years. The index ranks countries by a measure known as “human capital,” which the World Bank defines as “the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lives.” To learn more, visit the World Bank website.
INNOVATION, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (October 2018). This publication is part of the OECD’s Food and Agricultural Reviews series, and examines recent developments in Chinese agricultural production, including what they mean for sustainable resource use. It also reviews the potential areas for improving sustainable business practices, such as through investment and innovation. The report was conducted with the help of the Chinese government. The publication is available at the OECD’s iLibrary.
TACKLING ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN AFRICA: ECONOMIC INCENTIVES AND APPROACHES. By Chris Vandome and Dr. Alex Vines, OBE, for Chatham House (October 2018). This new paper examines the current situation involving illegal wildlife trade in the African continent, including its economic and sustainability implications, as well as the political context. The authors also include related recommendations, noting the economic incentives involved in tackling illegal wildlife trade. The paper is available at the Chatham House website.
USING TECHNOLOGY TO SOLVE TODAY'S WATER CHALLENGES. Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (October 2018). This new research paper features a series of case studies related to water resource management and ecosystems, along with how new technologies could alter the policy landscape in this area. To learn more or to download the report, visit the IISD website.