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Broadband: A hidden treasure that could make every Egyptian $3,140 richer

By Bjørn Lomborg Where should the global community focus its attention over the next fifteen years? Health, nutrition and education may seem like obvious top priorities but, more surprisingly, there is also a strong case for broadband access to be considered. Tripling mobile internet access from 21% to 60% in developing countries over the next …

Daily News Egypt

Coming up with smart ways to end poverty

By Bjørn Lomborg Extreme poverty – or living on less than $1.25 a day – is a continuing problem for far too many people today. In Egypt for instance, such poverty still afflicts about 1.3 million people, according to the World Bank. It is also arguably one of the most important challenges to address because …

Daily News Egypt

 $500m loan provided by World Bank to support social housing project

Negotiations over a $500m loan from the World Bank have been finalised, according to Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities Mustafa Madbouly Saturday. The loan, which is to be repaid over a five-year period, is to support the 1m residential units’ project, also referred to as the “social housing project” that is backed by …

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