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Politics

Governance

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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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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Violence Is Not Normal

The Caucasus has been splintered by war into Georgia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia. Three women are harnessing words to counter barbed wire.

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Indonesia's 'Big Bang' Transformation

Indonesia: from authoritarianism to a full-fledged democracy

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Exclusion Through Citizenship

How does national citizenship play a role in the maintenance and reproduction of global inequalities?

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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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Power and Inequality in Malaysia

The inequality of Malaysia’s multi-ethnic inhabitants leads to the “1Malaysia” campaign. But what actually happened to this ambitious concept?

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The Resilience Revolution

Terrorism, earthquakes, violence – global cities face various threads. 100 Resilient Cities helps them to be prepared.

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Society

Able to Love

Our cities and buildings are accessible for disabled people but their desire for love remains a taboo topic. Find out how this stigma can be changed.

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The Real Utopia

By definition a utopia is a place that does not exist. Around the world though, activists are working to stop the destruction of our planet: Meet the degrowth movement.

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Not 'Progress' But Prejudice: Development

What does "development" mean for Tribal people: for whom, by whom and to what end?

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Editorial

Sorry!You're surprised? Amazed? An editorial that opens with an apology? Yes, you read right.

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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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Peru: The Power of Citizens

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

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God’s Rapid Response Team

Rebel groups in northeast India regularly clash. A supra-confessional peace team brings insurgents to the negotiating table.

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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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Security & Conflict

Uganda's Lost Girls

Former girls soldiers in Northern Uganda still face tremendous problems. We can help them.

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Victory By Facebook? - Egypt's Digital Youth Comes of Age

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Green Peace? Sustainable Development in Post-Conflict Countries

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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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Cyprus – Prejudice and Bias Prevent Reunification

Is mutual mistrust the only thing that Greek and Turkish Cypriots share?

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

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

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Interview: "The Whole System has Been Infiltrated"

Drug trafficking: the criminalisation of policies and politisation of crime

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Transparency

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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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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A New Information Paradigm for International Development: Open Data

Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.

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More Top-Down Participation, Please!

Wouldn’t it be true empowerment though if the right of citizens to speak their minds were directly integrated into political and administrative decision-making processes?

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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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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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

Making a Plan and Sticking to it

Franz Joseph Radermacher answered DDD’s questions about the Global Marshall Plan, the 0.7% goal and global governance.

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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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"Development Aid is Not All Plain Sailing"

5 Questions to Andris Piebalgs

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Remittances: Helpful for Development?

Migrants often send back money to their families. Laura Thompson explains the possibilities and limitations of remittances as a tool for development.

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Baladini – Slow Food for Everyone

Baladini was founded in 2014 to train Egyptian women in artisanal food production. DDD talked to one of the founders.

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Food and Development Go Hand in Hand

Welthungerhilfe’s president Bärbel Dieckmann on her vision of a world without hunger and insecurity.

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Editorial

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

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Editorial

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

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