A Nobel Prize Winner in Economics to Take Care of Water

A Nobel Prize Winner in Economics to Take Care of Water

One of the major contributions made by Richard H. Thaler, who received the Nobel Prize in economics on October 9th, is the “nudge” theory. It shows how small nudges can result in people making different decisions than the ones they normally would. This type of nudges are very useful for public policy because they allow citizens to make better use of resources.

What If Colombia Does Not Fulfill Its Promise to The FARC?

What If Colombia Does Not Fulfill Its Promise to The FARC?

Colombia has a unique opportunity to build a future without an armed conflict. However, the statistics are against Colombian success, since 45% of the peace accords signed between 1989 and 2004 failed within the first five years of implementation. Therefore, there should not be additional destabilizing factors such as a breach of agreement.

Worlds apart: Access to essential medicines for pain relief

Worlds apart: Access to essential medicines for pain relief

We need to understand that the person battling addiction is facing an illness that needs public health policies just as much as those facing the end of life. The experience of pain, whether we experience it ourselves or we watch a loved one suffer, should remind us of the fragility of life and the need for compassion and empathy.

Focal Points for a Global Conversation

Focal Points for a Global Conversation

Currently, there is a lot of hope in promoting the common points of a global agenda of indigenous peoples, which combines questions and actions on identity, land, and development. Here are some insights from my conversations with over 50 indigenous leaders from around the world.

Children first?

Children first?

Our rulers and politicians have accustomed us to speeches where they say that boys and girls are at the center of their governments and policies, but the reality is different. That is why it is time to put children in the center of the state and not at the margin where they have always been.

Rights Without Borders

Rights Without Borders

The tragedy of forced displacement violates the fundamental rights of those who must abandon their families, their homes and their jobs in order to survive. It is imperative that recipient countries have policies that guarantee the life, integrity and, family reunification of those who are victims of forced displacement.