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Welcome to SDSN’s March 2018 Newsletter!


2018 World Happiness Report Launched 
The launch of the 6th edition of the World Happiness Report at the Vatican generated unprecedented interest around the world. It complements the first-ever Global Happiness Policy Report launched in Dubai in February 2018. This year Finland takes the top spot as the happiest country as measured by surveys undertaken by Gallup from 2015-2017.

IPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference Sets a New Urban Research & Action Agenda 
Over the course of three days at this major international conference, scientists, policymakers, researchers, and development experts worked to assess the current state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, identify key knowledge priorities, and chart a course forward for academic, practitioner, and urban policy-making communities. SDSN participated in a variety of ways.

SDSN Australia/Pacific Network Hosts SDG Summit 
Australia’s second SDG Summit was attended by nearly 300 stakeholders. Participants discussed how to achieve the SDGs ahead of Australia’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) presentation at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum in July.

Third Meeting of The World in 2050 Consortium 
IIASA convened the third meeting of The World in 2050 Consortium to prepare the first scientific publications related to this initiative and a report to be launched a the 2018 High-Level Political Forum.

Enroll Now for Three SDG Academy Courses Launching Soon 


SDSN in the Media

Matteo Deleidi & Mariana MazzucatoPutting Austerity to Bed: Technical progress, aggregate demand, and the supermultiplier, ISI Growth – February 2018

Guido Schmidt-TraubPromoting innovation: Lessons from the Global Fund, OECD Development Matters – February 15, 2018

Pavel Kabat et al.Managing flood risks in the Mekong Delta: How to address emerging challenges under climate change and socioeconomic developments, Ambio – February 24, 2018

Virgilio Viana & Victor Salviati: Bolsa Floresta Programme, Brazil in: Ecosystems, poverty alleviation and conditional transfers, Ina Porras, Nigel Asquith (eds.), IIED – March 2018

Justin Yifu Lin et al.Slowdown in the People’s Republic of China, Asian Development Bank Institute – March 2018

Anthony AnnettRestoring Ethics to Economics, International Monetary Fund – March 2018

Jeffrey SachsWorld Happiness Report 2018 Interview (VIDEO), Deutsche Welle, March 14, 2018

Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo et al.Health, Faith, and Science on a Warming Planet – JAMA – March 15, 2018

Guido Schmidt-TraubHow the Global Fund Drives Innovation, SDSN Working Paper – March 18, 2018

Guido Schmidt-TraubHow to Work Together, UNA-UK – March 19, 2018


Upcoming SDSN Events

SDSN Northern Europe Solutions Initiatives Forum (SIF)
14 May | Stockholm, Sweden

SDSN Leadership Council Meeting
15-16 May | Stockholm, Sweden

Global Solutions Summit
28-29 May | Berlin, Germany

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