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Kenya’s Vision 2030: An Audit From An Income And Gender Inequalities Perspective

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
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This report constitutes an attempt to audit Kenya’s Vision 2030 from both an income inequalities and a gender inequalities perspective, and to assess the ability of the Vision to respond to both of these persistent development challenges. Historically, Kenya has been one of the most unequal societies in the world. The launch of Vision 2030 thus provided a key opportunity to suggest ways of better conceptualizing and addressing these inequalities for the good of development in the country. The rationale for this audit was grounded in what is now a well-acknowledged fact, that both income and gender inequalities hinder development. They have been found to negatively affect development efforts and present a challenge to the sustainability of development gains at individual, household and country level. The objectives of the audit are to contribute to enhancing development planning and resource allocation towards greater equity and equality. The audit is intended to help build understandings of government actors engaged in development planning and resource allocation, as well as their partners in civil society and the private sector, on the impacts of inequalities on development performance generally and specifically.
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The challenge of resilience in a globalised world

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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The challenge of resilience in a globalised world discusses the concept of resilience from different perspectives and the role of science in the continuous process of building a resilient, stable, competitive and prosperous Europe.

Resilience is a fundamental prerequisite for Europe as the largest integrated economic area in the world and has an important social dimension which requires the active cooperation of all stakeholders; citizens, the private sector, governments and NGOs included.
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Towards a new pact for Europe

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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This second report is designed to feed into the on-going discussions about the Union’s future as the new EU leadership team takes charge. It aspires to contribute to the debate on how to introduce ambitious while at the same time workable and realistic reforms to make the EU more effective in responding to the challenges Europeans are facing.
The report will be discussed again in a majority of Member States with policy-makers, EU experts, stakeholders and citizens (Phase IV), and the outcome of this process will impact the future progress of the New Pact for Europe initiative.
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Shaping Globalization – Expanding Partnerships – Sharing Responsibility

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
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The world is becoming increasingly multipolar. States that were long thought of as developing or newly industrialized countries are now an influential force in shaping international policy in an interdependent world. They are economic motors and key regional players, active beyond their own regional boundaries. They also play an increasingly important role in international decision-making processes. They are confidently taking their place on the world stage, in international relations, and are assuming ever more responsibility for global issues. In our view they are more than just emerging economies. They are new players with a voice in the conduct of world affairs.
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Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country’s foreign-born share to a near record 14%. For the past half-century, these modern-era immigrants and their descendants have accounted for just over half the nation’s population growth and have reshaped its racial and ethnic composition.

Looking ahead, new Pew Research Center U.S. population projections show that if current demographic trends continue, future immigrants and their descendants will be an even bigger source of population growth. Between 2015 and 2065, they are projected to account for 88% of the U.S. population increase, or 103 million people, as the nation grows to 441 million.
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The economic potential of the ten-point Juncker Plan for growth without debt

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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These guidelines correspond to a significant degree to policy priorities established by the Members of the European Parliament during the seventh parliamentary term through a large number of reports and resolutions which received broad support in the plenary. President Juncker's ten points are also broadly in line with several of the objectives set out in the 'Strategic Agenda for the Union in Times of Change', adopted in the European Council in June 2014 when it proposed Mr Juncker to the Parliament as its candidate for President of the Commission.
The potential economic benefits of new European-level action may be measured in terms of additional gross domestic product (GDP) generated or in savings in (current or potential) public expenditure or other expenditure, through a more efficient allocation of resources in the economy as a whole.
The analysis set out in this document suggests that there could be very significant economic gains of these kinds, amounting in time to a maximum achievable potential gain of approximately €1.7 trillion per year, on the basis that Mr Juncker's ten priorities were to be fully implemented in a form consistent with various policy requests made to date by the Parliament.
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Remaking Europe: Framework for a policy

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La survie et le succès de l'Union européenne dépendent de la vitalité de la zone euro. La priorité est en conséquence de donner à celle-ci une perspective claire à 10 ou 15 ans et de la transformer progressivement en un espace réellement intégré, qu'il s'agisse des engagements nécessaires pour mettre en oeuvre des politiques économiques saines et convergentes, de la volonté de recourir aux instruments de solidarité les mieux adaptés ou de l'adoption de règles de gouvernance adéquates. Ainsi seront réunies les conditions d'une nouvelle croissance et d'un meilleur emploi.
L'Union européenne, à 28 Etats membres, doit elle aussi retrouver le chemin de la rigueur et de l'efficacité. Il convient de lui assigner quelques objectifs politiques essentiels, objectifs d'ores et déjà énoncés dans les traités et dont la mise en oeuvre concrète devrait être approuvée par tous les Etats membres : énergie et environnement, marché intérieur, défense, conditions nécessaires pour préserver la libre circulation des personnes.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013
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The survival and success of the European Union depend on the vitality of the Eurozone. The priority is therefore to give the Eurozone a clear perspective for the coming 10 to 15 years and gradually to transform it into a truly integrated area. This approach must embrace the commitments necessary to implement sound and convergent economic policies, a determination to embrace practical instruments of solidarity and the adoption of meaningful rules of governance. These are the keys to new economic growth and higher levels of employment.
The 28-member state European Union has too to find the path of rigour and efficiency. We should agree on a few essential political goals. These goals are already there in the treaties: their concrete implementation now has to be agreed and accepted by all Member States. Energy and the environment, the internal market, defence, and the necessary conditions for the free movement of individuals, are the key policies.
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Report on the future of the European Union

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Rapport sur l’Union européenne
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Ce nouveau rapport du Club Praxis propose un choc de simplification de l’Union européenne. Il s’attache à faire des propositions concrètes en vue de changer sa gouvernance et de renforcer son fonctionnement démocratique. Nous considérons que la concordance de plusieurs évènements - une crise quasi fatale de la zone euro, la négociation importante sur la zone de libre-échange transatlantique, voire l’anniversaire émouvant des ravages de la Première Guerre mondiale – crée une dynamique de changement, et que l’on ne doit pas confondre la frustration bien compréhensive devant l’attelage baroque et inefficace des 28 pays de l’Union avec un manque d’enthousiasme pour l’idée même d’Europe.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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The Club Praxis, French transatlantic think tank, proposes in his latest report on the European Union, a real shock to simplify the EU.
Convinced that enthusiasm for the idea of Europe remains despite the increasing frustration of the French against the inefficiency of Brussels, Praxis Club made 17 proposals to give a fresh start to the EU and rebuild the European project.
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An initial assessment of territorial forward planning/foresight projects in the European Union

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Territorial foresight is a structured set of participatory vision building and strategic planning activities that allow regions to think, consider, debate and shape the medium to long-term future of their regions, provinces or cities. Many of the key process elements of foresight are widely used in strategic planning – the formation of expert panels, the use of socio-economic and environmental data consultation, brainstorming, trend and extrapolation and the setting of strategic goals. Foresight, unlike most approaches to strategic planning, deals with long-term prospects, and draws upon the views of multiple stakeholders.
This report analyses the interactions between European strategies and policies, and the activities of the analysed territorial foresights, in order to assess the potential opportunity to create a territorial foresight network or platform at the European level.
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The European Union and the Urban Dimension

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The European Union and the Urban Dimension
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As strategic territories for the future of countries and continents, cities and urban or rurban regions appear to be in the front line as areas of tension and as agents of intervention concerning the major challenges facing the planet. Our so-called "welfare" societies in Europe cannot escape these global processes. Initially, this report will attempt to establish a diagnosis of urban realities in Europe by exposing certain methodological difficulties and issues. In part two, it will address the theme of integrated strategies for the sustainable development of territories and ways of regulating them within cities and rurban regions. The third part will cover the role of the European Union and Member States in building the urban field. Finally, it will discuss the perspectives opened by the Europe 2020 strategy for cities and rurban regions, as well as some proposals.
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Sunday, July 1, 2012
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As strategic territories for the future of countries and continents, cities and urban or rurban regions appear to be in the front line as areas of tension and as agents of intervention concerning the major challenges facing the planet. Our so-called "welfare" societies in Europe cannot escape these global processes. Initially, this report will attempt to establish a diagnosis of urban realities in Europe by exposing certain methodological difficulties and issues. In part two, it will address the theme of integrated strategies for the sustainable development of territories and ways of regulating them within cities and rurban regions. The third part will cover the role of the European Union and Member States in building the urban field. Finally, it will discuss the perspectives opened by the Europe 2020 strategy for cities and rurban regions, as well as some proposals.
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