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Politics

Governance

Towards the Good Life?

Indigenous groups in Latin America fight for visibility and participation. They could make valuable contributions to the Post-2015 Agenda.

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As Our Actions Transform Nature, We Begin to Transform Our Actions

Impacts we’ve made on the Earth are beginning to affect us.

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Voices for Peace

You have gotten know these modern day heroes in our articles. Now they have met in Germany to support each other in their fight for peace. Join them!

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Tackling Climate Change Locally

To counteract climate change’s effects, the CCIS working on the local level provides stakeholders with data for adaptation.

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Interview: Lobbyism

Isn't there a difference between when an NGO protests to save the environment and the tobacco lobby, for instance, negotiating with politicians on behalf of their own interests?

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"A New Generation is Emerging"

Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD talks about the possibilities to strategically design Africa’s future and the role agriculture will play in a transformation.

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Lands of the Arab Spring

The “land question” is raging across the Middle East and North Africa Region.

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Gift of God

Some saw Katrina as a gift of God: After the storm destroyed much of New Orleans’ public housing, investors and politicians moved in to demolish the rest.

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Society

The Long Path to a Civil Society – The Example of Russia

Twenty years of transformation have brought neither democracy nor a vital civil society to Russia.

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Escaping the Violence

Young Muslims in Germany grow up caught between two worlds. Some of them resort to violence.

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A 21st-Century Childhood

Thomas Berthold discusses the situation of unaccompanied minor refugees and argues for a more coherent asylum and refugee policy.

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Sports as a Tool for Conflict Transformation and Prevention in Sri Lanka

Sports as a Tool For Conflict Transformation And Prevention In Sri Lanka

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Unemployed and Violent

Around the world, youth want to shape their own futures, but high unemployment is holding them back. Discontent can at times lead to revolution.

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Book Review: Expulsions

In her latest book “Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy”, Saskia Sassen presents a serious critique of economic restructuring.

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21 Years Later

Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital has to cope with chaotic public transportation. Reforms are caught between corruption and opportunism - but progress is made.

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Fighting Intolerance

Thanks to a young entrepreneur, Swedish companies finally start employing immigrant workers.

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Security & Conflict

Iran - NuclearConflict: Prejudices, Myths and Facts

Is Iran really a threat?

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Art as a Weapon

Syria: Art can be a weapon when journalists are forced to shut up.

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The New Faces of the Favela

Young people from the favelas can be so much more than just members of a drug gang.

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Human Trafficking: A High-Profit, Low-Risk Crime

Human trafficking: putting the villains behind bars is not enough.

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Reconstructing Responsibility

The reconstruction of Afghanistan has created a culture of dependency. Only projects that delegate responsibility to the local population can be sustainable.

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Engaging Armed Groups in Development Cooperation

"Engagement" with armed groups in development cooperation takes many forms.

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Refugee Portraits

Sadly, refugees are often presented as an anonymous mass in the media, a burden to welfare states, a security hazard. These photos tell a different story.

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Nicaragua: Guerilleras Becoming Policewomen

Nicaragua: From guerillera to policewoman

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Transparency

Open Contracting: Walking the Talk

The quest for transparency, accountability, and meaningful public participation in governance continues to inspire the development of mechanisms that give life to these values.

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It's Just a Fad!

Why most of the arguments against open data are short-sighted.

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Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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Transparency in Microfinance

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Cambodia: How Data Lowers Poverty

Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.

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Basta Ya – Enough Already!

Colombia has been shaken by violence for the last two decades. What is and needs to be done to overcome the nation’s past?

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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The People’s Victory

The recent elections in Myanmar led to a victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) over the military - an outcome of an open access to information.

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Development Cooperation

Editorial

DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.

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Developing New Models

About Partnership between Multinational Enterprises and International Non-Govermental Organisations

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Editorial

DDD’s 20th issue explores global work realities in the 21th century .

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Competitive Advantage in the Light of Rio+20

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Editorial

What do you take responsibility for? DDD issue #15 will show you a variety of approaches to the topic of “responsibility”.

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Message from Minister Müller

Opening remarks by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller.

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“The Narrative of Development has Changed”

OECD Development Centre Director Mario Pezzini analyses recent trends in development cooperation and the challenges for Africa’s agriculture.

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The Big Bone of Partnerships

Expectations of triangular cooperation are very high, as it changes the way partners interact. Can they be met?

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