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Sustainable Development Goals; 10 facts

28 September 2015
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - World leaders meet in New York at the end of the month to agree the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successor to the Millennium Development Goals. But what are they and why do they matter? read more
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Women’s economic rights take centre stage

18 September 2015
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. Many remember this event for Hillary Clinton’s powerful speech where she said, 'It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and for the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights.' Mrs. Clinton’s remarks were a turning point for women’s rights on an international stage. read more

Growth capital to be more competitive

10 September 2015
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - Asia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need finance to help them grow into dynamic, internationally competitive companies. This is key to strong, sustainable growth in Asia as the world recovers from the recent global economic slowdown, says a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). read more
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Meet the banker: Sim Senacheert in Cambodia

4 September 2015
Upsides talks to bankers from around the world. Why did they start working in the financial sector? What does the financial landscape look like in their country? And how does this landscape influence their actions? read more