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Politics

Governance

Indigenous People, Native Communities

Preservation of the land is a prerequisite for survival in native communities.

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Churchill’s Nightmare

The changes that democracies have undergone since the advent of governance are frequently underestimated. The good, the bad, and some cautious optimism.

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Where Are the Sexual Rights?

Sexuality remains a field of conflict in many countries. LGBTI activists hoped for a promising new development agenda. So far, they remain disappointed.

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The Vibrant Sciences of Biodiversity

We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.

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Creating a Water Shortage

Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?

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Unequal, Unreliable and Running Out

Although Delhi has more water per person than London or New York, many still endure a daily fight for access. We take a look at a deeply-rooted problem and possible solutions.

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Southeast Asia: A Laboratory for Transformation Research

Transformation Processes in Southeast-Asia

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Food Security Versus Food Sovereignty?

The food security discourse has seen interesting developments recently showing how farmers could find more common ground.

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Society

A Digital Narrative

Nana Oforiatta Ayim creates films as a form of research in action. It is her quest to uncover alternative history about and within Africa.

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Civil War Reloaded

25 years ago, these fighters were enemies. Now they have come together with a new goal: maintaining peace in Lebanon. But time is running out.

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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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Peru: The Power of Citizens

Engaged and mobilised citizens can change the world we live in: four examples from Peru.

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The Globalisation of the Naked Protest

Nudity - employed around the globe and throughout history - can be a powerful symbolic resource for protest movements.

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Displaced in Their Own Country

Thousands of people have left their homes in Iraq to seek refuge. Many continue to stay in the country. What is life like for those internal refugees?

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The People of Tepito

Tepito is Mexico City’s most notorious quarter. While the media generally focuses on violence and crime, Francisco Mata portrays the barrio’s inhabitants.

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A Traditional Shareconomy

Indigenous communities in the Andes traditionally manage commons such as water. Their potential is still not exhausted.

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Security & Conflict

Central American Youth Gangs

Highly violent Central American youth gangs spread to ever more countries

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Drug Policy in Latin America

Could the legalization of drugs be a solution for Latin America?

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NATO's Neverending Challenge: Securing Peace

NATO has to adopt to be able to rise to current security problems

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A Proposal from Hiroshima

The horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki could have marked the end of nuclear warfare, but did not. A call to action.

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Alma – A Tale of Violence

Alma has been a member of one of Guatemala's most brutal gangs. Watch her video testimony.

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20 Years After the Outbreak of the Bosnian

The terrible effective power of prejudices came fully to the fore in the Bosnian War

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On the Mobility of Roma

Roma are often pictured as a homogenous group, exceptionally willing to travel. Research disproves this image.

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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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Transparency

It's Just a Fad!

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

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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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Transparency in Microfinance

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Interview: From the Transparent Citizen to the Transparent State

How big is the influence of an NGO such as Human Rights Watch on political decision-making processes?

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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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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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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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Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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Development Cooperation

Editorial

DDD’s 19th issue explores how people around the world share hopes for love, peace, health, money and joy.

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China’s Development Policy Engagement in Latin America

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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2015 – The World at a Crossroads

2015 will be a decisive year for the international community since it marks the end of the MDGs. The German government aims for a new global partnership

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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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Debt and Deprivation

The Syrians finding refuge in Lebanon’s capital Beirut impact the city’s social fabric and economy. UNHCR fights for a better life for everyone.

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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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