The UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability released this report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", on January 30, 2012. The panel was assembled to "formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity" and its final report "contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible".
The Financial Development Report 2011 and corresponding index provide a score and rank for sixty of the world's leading financial systems, analyzing drivers of development that support economic growth.
Global discussions on Afghanistan tend to be dominated by security issues, but a conference marking ten years since the ouster of the Taliban must focus on economic growth and development, say experts.
Yanzhong Huang argues that in their single-minded pursuit of economic growth, China's leaders have long overlooked public health--which, by some measures, is now worse than under Mao. Despite recent reforms, China's citizens keep getting sicker, threatening the country's health-care system, the economy at large, and even the stability of the regime.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.