In the Media

This section highlights UNU-MERIT staff, researchers and PhD fellows featured in the news media through articles, Op-Eds, radio, video, events, social media and more.

Latin America’s economic growth potential: Carlo Pietrobelli’s keynote insights at ECLAC event

Earlier this month, Carlo Pietrobelli (Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and holder of our UNESCO Chair on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development for Latin America) gave a keynote speech at the Fourth Meeting of the Conference on Science, Innovation and Informat...
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Ghana’s free high school policy is getting more girls to complete secondary education – study

By Victor Osei Kwadwo (researcher and lecturer, UNU-MERIT) and Rose Camille Vincent (Assistant Professor, Utrecht University) Education drives economic growth and individual well-being. Secondary education, in particular, plays a crucial role. In recent decades, this recognition has e...
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Beyond the COP28 headlines: Sanae Okamoto shares fresh insights in Japan Times op-ed

  In December, the latest international climate negotiations at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) made headlines around the world, as expected – but, as UNU-MERIT researcher Sanae Okamoto argues in an op-ed written for The Japan Times, two major achi...
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Bernardo Caldarola featured in NEMO Kennislink articles about IT development in Africa

NEMO Kennislink – the Dutch science journalism platform of NEMO, the largest science museum in the Netherlands – has recently published two news pieces, one discussing how African remote employees could help solve the Netherlands’ major shortage of IT professionals, ...
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How government payments to the vulnerable can multiply to create economic growth for everyone

By Conrad Nunnenmacher (PhD fellow, UNU-MERIT), Franziska Gassmann (Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT) and Julieta Morais (researcher, UNU-MERIT) The economic fallout of COVID-19 left people around the world facing a significant threat to their livelihood. As governments scrambled to mit...
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Latest developments in global refugee policy: UNU-MERIT expert Melissa Siegel weighs in

On 13 to 15 December, the Global Refugee Forum 2023 – the world’s largest international gathering on refugees – took place in Geneva, Switzerland. Launched in 2019 and held once every four years, the Forum assembles world leaders to discuss international progress on the fo...
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UNU-MERIT researchers featured in Diplomatic Courier’s COP28 bookazine

  Four UNU-MERIT researchers (Sanae Okamoto, Shyama Ramani, Rasmus Lema and Alejandro Álvarez-Vanegas) have co-authored articles for a COP 28 bookazine from the global affairs media network Diplomatic Courier, entitled COP 28: Saving Gaia to Save Ourselves.   This special ed...
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HIV-positive parents in Zimbabwe struggle to manage their children’s education – study shows how

By Tatenda Zinyemba (postdoctoral researcher, UNU-MERIT) Over the past three decades researchers have explored various aspects of the impact of the HIV pandemic. One focus area has been children who have lost their parents to AIDS. Less attention has been given to children who are rai...
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UNU Climate Resilience researchers pen op-ed in Context by Thomson Reuters

Below is an excerpt from the article ‘Libya flood reveals disaster prevention deficit in fragile states’, published on 13 October 2023 in Context [a media platform of the Thomson Reuters Foundation] and written by United Nations University (UNU) researchers Michael Hagenlo...
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