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The Pardee Papers is a series of papers that began in 2008 by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. The Pardee Papers series features working papers by Pardee Center Fellows and other invited authors. Papers in this series explore current and future challenges by anticipating the pathways to human progress, human development, and human well-being. This series includes papers on a wide range of topics, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives and a development orientation.

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  • Global aging: emerging challenges 

    Crampton, Alexandra (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-08)
    Aging policy frameworks were devised during a demographic and economic context in which population aging seemed confined to wealthy nations. These countries could afford retirement policies that supported older workers, ...
  • Community targeting for povery reduction: lessons from developing countries 

    Yusuf, Moeed (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-02)
    This paper analyzes the efficacy of the community-based targeting approach as a means of identifying the poor in anti-poverty programs. It examines the performance of 30 community-targeted programs in developing countries, ...
  • Linking climate knowledge and decisions: humanitarian challenges 

    Suarez, Pablo (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-12)
    Future atmospheric conditions are increasingly predictable as a result of scientific and technological advances. From short-term storm forecasts to long-term climate trends, humanitarian organizations now have an unprecedented ...
  • 21st century trade agreements: implications for long-run development policy 

    Thrasher, Rachel Denae; Gallagher, Kevin (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2008-09)
    This paper examines the extent to which the emerging world trading regime leaves nations the “policy space” to deploy effective policy for long-run diversification and development and the extent to which there is a convergence ...
  • Does nuclear energy have a future? 

    Yusuf, Moeed (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2008-11)
    Nuclear energy optimists suggest that a nuclear renaissance is under way. However, beyond such claims there is little objective analysis that corroborates the positive outlook. In fact, literature on nuclear energy is ...
  • Beyond GDP: the need for new measures of progress 

    Costanza, Robert; Posner, Stephen; Talberth, John (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-01)
    This paper is a call for better indicators of human well-being in nations around the world. We critique the inappropriate use of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of national well-being, something for which it was ...
  • Managing hazardous chemicals: longer-range challenges 

    Selin, Henrik (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2009-03)
    Improving global chemicals management is a significant sustainable development issue, involving many longer-range challenges. This paper examines some of these challenges. It begins by describing hazardous chemicals as a ...
  • Sub-Saharan Africa at a crossroads: a quantitative analysis of regional development 

    Tyler, Zachary C.; Gopal, Sucharita (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-05)
    Sub-Saharan Africa is at a crossroads of development. Despite a quarter of a century of economic reforms propagated by national policies and international financial agencies and institutions, sub-Saharan Africa is still ...
  • Narcotics trafficking in West Africa: a governance challenge 

    McGuire, Peter L. (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-03)
    West Africa is one of the most impoverished, underdeveloped, and instability-prone regions in the world. Many of the nation-states in the region are empirically weak: they lack the capacity to deliver public goods and ...
  • The global land rush: implications for food, fuel, and the future of development 

    Nalepa, Rachel (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2011-05)
    Foreign direct investment in agricultural land in developing countries has escalated dramatically in recent years, attracting the attention of development experts as well as mainstream media outlets around the world. These ...

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