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The World Trade Organization reached an agreement on fisheries subsidies, prohibiting member countries from funding illegal fishing and fishing of overexploited stocks at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on June 17. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo/Keystone via AP)

We have a deal. Can we now talk about some not-so-harmful fisheries subsidies?

There is a need for nuanced discussions around the role of fisheries subsidies — even those that may be nominally harmful — to avoid further inequity and marginalization of small-scale fishers.
Pedestrians pass the aftermath of a crash in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 11, 2021. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Deaths and injuries in road crashes are a ‘silent epidemic on wheels’

Traffic crashes kill and injure millions worldwide every year and are a major drain on economic development. Improving road safety would produce huge payoffs, especially in lower-income countries.
Tribalism often leads to diversion of funds meant for development in Africa. Photo by John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images

Ethnic poverty: dividing and excluding people keeps them poor

Although there is strength in diversity, members of ethnic groups in power distributing resources to members of their ethnic group at the expense of national growth entrench poverty in Africa.

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