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New Walls IV: The Developing World and the Rise of Protectionism

The rising use of restrictive trade measures around the world and political incidents like the trade disputes between China and the US show that the world order, which has been predominantly liberal over the last decades, is currently shifting towards protectionism. In this post, we discuss the role of restrictive trade policies and the possible […]

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The Conflict between Demands for Two Resources

How can transition countries best identify synergies and quantify tradeoffs between energy development plans and water use? A World Bank initiative tries to give some answers. Competition for water resources is on the rise in many regions on earth, as supplies become more variable in the wake of climate change and increased demand across diminished […]