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Politics

Governance

Indonesia's 'Big Bang' Transformation

Indonesia: from authoritarianism to a full-fledged democracy

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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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Can Movements Govern?

Ecuador's indigenous movement is one of the most powerful social movements worldwide. The transition into political office can, however, be a difficult one.

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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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Introduction: Development Cooperation

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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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Computing Sustainability

Software that learns from sensors on garbage bins adapts to urban issues and generates solutions the human eye cannot see.

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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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Society

Interview: Inside ICC

10 years of International Criminal Court (ICC)

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Editorial

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The Quantified Self

Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.

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The Rise of Religious Extremism in Pakistan

For Pakistan, the changing Middle East is both a challenge and an opportunity.

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Who Got Shooters?

Gangsta rappers promote a violent lifestyle while carrying the banner of peace and responsibility. What are their values?

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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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Senegalese Children: Exploited and Neglected

Too many Sengalese children go begging in the streets. Many are even sent out by their parents or teachers.

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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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Security & Conflict

The Trauma of Child Soldiers

What happens to a child after having been abused as a soldier?

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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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Chad: Oil for Arms

Oil income is now infamous for bolstering military strength and enabling a firm grip on power by the authoritarian government.

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The Devil's Work

Attacks on women set off unrest in Sri Lanka

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Pakistan's Islamists on the Rise

Ideological warfare between secularists and militant Islamists is shake Pakistan's polity.

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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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Iran - NuclearConflict: Prejudices, Myths and Facts

Is Iran really a threat?

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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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Transparency

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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Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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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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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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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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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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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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Development Cooperation

Introduction: Development Cooperation

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Message From Federal Minister Müller

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

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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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Whose Aid Is it Anyway? A Recent Oxfam Study

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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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Aid Effectiveness: What For?

From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness

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Editorial

DDD takes a close look at the way food is produced today and what we will be eating tomorrow.

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