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Bjorn Lomborg

President of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre

Bjorn Lomborg is the president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre.

Bjorn Lomborg
16 Sep 2015

Setting goals to help world's poorest

In rich countries, the biggest causes of death are strokes, heart attacks and cancer, accounting for more than two-thirds of all deaths. But for the poorer world, people often assume that infectious diseases like diarrhoea, tuberculosis, Aids, malaria, measles and tetanus are the biggest killers.

16 Sep 2015
4 Aug 2015

How to tackle extreme poverty

Extreme poverty — by current reckoning, living on less than $1.25 (43 baht) a day — is a continuing problem for far too many people today. In Thailand, such poverty still afflicts 300,000 people, according to the World Bank.

4 Aug 2015
27 Jul 2015

Mobile priority

Increasing broadband access to the internet from 52% to 60% of Thais would bring an extra $52 billion to the country immediately, and more in indirect gains.

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