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Bill Gates and Guardian launch global development site

The Guardian has launched a new section on its website dedicated to the reporting on global development. The new site will be jointly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Guardian News and Media.

"The site will provide a new space for discussion and interaction on the biggest challenges affecting the lives of billions of people across the developing world, including poverty, hunger, infant mortality, adaptation to climate change and economic development," the Guardian said in a press release.

"Poverty, hunger, infant mortality, adaptation to climate change, economic development: these are the issues affecting the lives of billions of people across the developing world, and on this site we will show you where to find the latest information and discussions taking place across the web. We will be bringing you the sharpest blogs, as well as reporting from the Guardian's award-winning team of foreign correspondents and expert commentators," the announcement on the homepage of the new site said.

Some of influential voices in development have joined the advisory panel, including Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen, and US economist Jeff Sachs. The site can be accessed at http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development.

Date posted: September 15, 2010 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 146