Week of September 1, 2014

1. Sustainable Development Goals:  FAI affiliate Michael Clemens reacts to the inclusion of migration policy in the latest draft of the UN's SDGs... Center for Global Development

2. Immigration:  ...while David Roodman evaluates the domestic economic impact of migration for receiving countries.  David Roodman

3. Payments: Together with MasterCard, Nigeria began the pilot phase of its new eID program, which combines biometric-based identification with an electronic payment system. AllAfrica

4. Microinsurance:  Rose Goslinga and her team at the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture sell crop insurance to give farmers whose crops fail early a second chance at a growing season. TEDSalon Berlin

5. Poverty in the US:  "Diet quality has improved among people of high socioeconomic status but deteriorated among those at the other end of the spectrum. The gap between the two groups doubled between 2000 and 2010." The Atlantic

Source: XKCD imagines the possibilities of actually having all the money in the world...

Source: XKCD imagines the possibilities of actually having all the money in the world...

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