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Politics

Governance

The Future’s Architects

Kibera, once named one of Africa’s worst slums, has watched officials repeatedly fail to respond effectively to its growth. Until now.

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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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What Do You Share With a Stranger?

Performance-based artist from India, Amitesh Grover connects strangers from all around the world – without sharing a room.

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Egypt's Green Valley

Bad governance of housing policies poses a great threat to Egypt's food production.

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Environmental Activists Take Back the Power

Governments are no longer the ones who rule the world, the power shifted to global megacorporations.

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Editorial

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Understanding Crime

Crime in Mexico City is a multi-layered problem. We asked two experts to break down the figures and cut through the complexities.

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Good Reason for Optimism

Kofi Annan identifies the two most important challenges for Africa's future development in this urgent and inspirational call to action.

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Society

Cambodia’s Mighty Girls

In Cambodia, Khmer girls are supposed to be gentle and obedient. A young woman in shorts is tackling this ideal with her prowess on the football pitch.

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Re-Beirut – The Impulse Generator

Felix and Hans set up their re-beirut.net online platform to feature hands-on ideas for promoting the integration of migrants.

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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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Entrevista: "Quisiera que Tuviéramos Menos Dinero Para Gastar"

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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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Girls Not Brides

Millions of girls are being married off even before they complete school. They won't ever be able to live prosperous lives.

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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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Prescribed Reconciliation

The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda offered a socially acceptable framework for overcoming the deep gap rent between Hutu and Tutsi by war and genocide.

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Security & Conflict

Truth Is the First Casualty

Local journalists in Peru often work in very hostile atmospheres. Can they positively influence conflict resolution?

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Leaks and WikiLeaks: Impact on Human Rights

What has been the impact of WikiLeaks on human rights?

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Drug War in Mexico: A Bounty on Bloggers

Mexicans use blogs, Facebook and Twitter to battle the media’s silence about the war on drugs.

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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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Coffee Instead of Coca

In Peru many farmers grow Coca to generate an income. After facing ruin when her crops were destroyed, Moly Checya has found a better alternative.

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Interview with Judith Torrea: How Many Deaths for One Gram of Cocaine?

Drug trafficking, one of the largest businesses of the world, causes too many deaths in Mexico.

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Prescribed Reconciliation

The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda offered a socially acceptable framework for overcoming the deep gap rent between Hutu and Tutsi by war and genocide.

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Pakistan: Time to Tame a Powerful Spy Agency?

How an investigative report embarrassed Pakistan’s intelligence service – and provided an opportunity to place the powerful agency under civilian control.

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Transparency

Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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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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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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A New Information Paradigm for International Development: Open Data

Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.

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It's Just a Fad!

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

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Development Cooperation

China’s Foreign Aid – Interests, Strategies and Instruments

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The Integrity Strategy of the African Development Bank

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Introduction: Development Cooperation

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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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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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The Emergence of New Donors

South-South cooperation thrives, but efforts remain fragmented. International institutions need to adjust to the reality of a new distribution of power.

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Competitive Advantage in the Light of Rio+20

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Editorial

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

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