China calls on governments to exploit UN-approved right to development

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution on the right to development with overwhelming victory, emphasizing an urgent need to make the right to development a reality for everyone. The resolution, jointly proposed by China and the Non-Aligned Movement, stresses that the responsibility for managing worldwide economic and social issues and … Continue reading China calls on governments to exploit UN-approved right to development

How tourism buoys Saudi Arabia’s development plan

Having announced the launch of an e-tourist visa and the expenditure of billions of dollars in new tourism projects and infrastructure, Saudi Arabia says it is opening up the kingdom to international tourists for a developmental purposes. The announcement came during a huge ceremony organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) … Continue reading How tourism buoys Saudi Arabia’s development plan

The importance of establishing long-term development goals

A big problem faced by contemporary Africa is how to establish long-term economic stability  and  development  strategies. African  countries  should  engage  the domestic populations in determined efforts to solve African issues through self-reliance and hard work, rather than relying on foreign assistance to get the problems solved quickly. At present, lots of African countries are … Continue reading The importance of establishing long-term development goals

Poor corporate governance and economic development in Africa

One  of  the challenges  faced  by contemporary  African  countries  in  governance  and development is the trend toward the weakening or even the dissolution of national sovereignty. Some countries' administrative abilities are insufficient, and their state systems and governmental functions are  gradually sliding toward   degeneration and collapse. First, what is the most important task or core … Continue reading Poor corporate governance and economic development in Africa

Switzerland is world’s most innovative country

The World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, has named Switzerland as the world's most innovative country. The announcement came on Wednesday, during the launch of the latest Global Innovation Index, (GII) in the Indian capital New Delhi. Following Switzerland in the rankings are Sweden, the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. India has risen most … Continue reading Switzerland is world’s most innovative country

Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs), Agriculture and Economic Growth

  SMEs, AGRICULTURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH Before the oil boom, agriculture was a major National Income (NI) earner through cash crops such as rubber, palm produce, cocoa and groundnuts. According to Adeyemi & Abiodun (2014), the agricultural sector thrives on SMEs. The two sectors offer over 90% of total jobs in Nigeria, contribute immensely to … Continue reading Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs), Agriculture and Economic Growth

Science, a Human Right

  Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. Image shows Electric cars lined up at the … Continue reading Science, a Human Right

China confirms plan to establish a nuclear tech university

The Chinese government has laid down plans to establish its first nuclear technology university.   According to a report from Paper.cn, the university will focus on conducting intensive research on nuclear technology with the aim of providing solutions that meet growing demands of the nuclear industry. The news outlet confirmed on Wednesday that China National … Continue reading China confirms plan to establish a nuclear tech university

Leadership perspectives from the World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim

As I travel around the world, I am continually reminded of how much smaller the world seems to be getting. Thanks to technology—especially the Internet, mobile phones, and social media—nearly everyone can see how everyone else lives. For many, living standards in the most developed countries, once unknown to the world’s poor, are now as … Continue reading Leadership perspectives from the World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Tibet’s Public Transportation Landmarks.

In the year 2015, Tibet celebrated its 50th anniversary of peaceful liberation from the People's Republic of China. Located on the world’s highest plateau, Tibet used to be known for its underdeveloped transportation system. but things are no longer the same. Series of developmental projects initiated and executed by the Chinese government over the last … Continue reading Tibet’s Public Transportation Landmarks.