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The IRS is giving a bump in 2019 to retirement plan savers in 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans to $19,000 – this is the limit an employee can defer from compensation into a retirement plan. Unfortunately, we did not see an increase in the catch-up limit of $6,000 for those over 50, this limit will… Read more »

Legislative Trends in Education Funding

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Declines in state revenue, coupled with the rising costs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, have forced legislators to make difficult decisions about how to allocate state education dollars. While several states continue to revise their FY 2021 budgets to reflect adjusted revenue projects, most have enacted new budgets.

Calibrating the COVID-19 Crisis Response to the SDGs

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The COVID-19 crisis is now a global one that has also morphed into larger and more global economic and social crisis than the financial collapse of 2008-9. High income countries have done well to backstop their financial systems and have also begun to begun to advance bold stimulus packages for the recovery. However, emerging market… Read more »

covid19 and climate change we must rise


In the Pacific we aspire to endurance and sustainability. But progress is difficult to sustain when we face multiple threats that reverse decades of development gains in a matter of hours or days.The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the integrity and prosperity of our Blue Pacific peoples, our communities and our economies. I respect and admire the… Read more »

G20 should be ‘anchor’ in COVID-19 storm

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Founding director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) of the University of Oxford and former member of the 10-member high-level advisory group to support the United Nations Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM)

The virus has made it clear: the future is now

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Director, Wyss Academy for Nature and professor of sustainable development at the University of Bern, and co-chair of the group of 15 independent scientists drafting the 2019 UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

Dispatches from the Field: Scientists, Covid-19 crisis around the world

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We will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic only through effective collaboration and communication among scientists, experts, innovators and policymakers. Real-time sharing of experiences and insights will be critical in strengthening the science-policy-society interface, and contribute towards the solutions we need. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is presenting here updates and analysis… Read more »

Coronavirus News: Latest Updates About Covid-19

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Globally, as of 10:23am CEST, 13 August 2020, there have been 20,405,695 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 743,487 deaths, reported to WHO.

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