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Migration and development: the $100 billion idea

Later this year the Financing for Development summit will take place in Addis Ababa. The discussion will focus on the post-2015 agenda and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will need a massive amount of financing. Where is all that money going to come from? Dilip Ratha, lead economist and head of the Global Partnership on Migration and Development at the World Bank Group has a “$100 billion idea.”

Ethiopia's long-serving minister brings recipe of success to AfDB

For much of the past two decades, Sufian Ahmed’s attention has been focused on rebuilding Ethiopia’s economy after years of war and famine, eventually helping turn it into one of the fastest-growing in Africa.  Of late, he’s been busy overseeing the implementation of the country’s grand infrastructure projects, which is a key component of the government’s five-year growth and transformation plan — all part of the country’s goal to become middle-income country by 2025.

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