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Politics

Governance

Predictable Missteps

Working in Myanmar’s garment industry is rarely any better than in neighboring countries. Exploitation is wide spread. But unions are fighting for change.

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Editorial

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Europe’s Working Poor

In some parts of Europe, garment workers earn less than their Asian counterparts – even if they work for big brands

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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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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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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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Interview: A Vote-o-Matic for Tunisia

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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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Society

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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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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“Society Is Always Divided”

Renowned political theorist Chantal Mouffe discusses democracy, right-wing populism, and the possibility of a multi-polar world order.

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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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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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Interview: "The Games Alone Are Not Enough"

Is Sport political?

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Editorial

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Prejudice: Fundamentally Human?

Are we doomed to grab what we can for ourselves and our kin, ignoring the big picture until the world burns?

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Security & Conflict

Fighting Machismo

Sexual assaults happen daily in Mexico City, and frequently on public transportation. The Inmujeres organization is fighting for women’s rights and safety.

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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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Interpol: Fighting Cross-Border Crime

Interpol has no effective mechanism for preventing countries from abusing ist systems yet.

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Ecosystem Stewardship - Key to Avoiding Conflict Over Resource Scarcity

The crux of resources scarcity

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All You Need Is Love

"Israel loves Iran" - a path to peace in the Middle East?

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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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No Boundaries, Only Obstacles

Children learn the art of parkour in the Gaza Strip to help them overcome the trauma caused by war and boost their self-esteem.

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The Trauma of Child Soldiers

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

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Transparency

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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It's Just a Fad!

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

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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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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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Transparency in Microfinance

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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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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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Development Cooperation

Big Data, Big Development?

New technologies open up new solutions to long lingering problems. Yet, this promise comes with risks of exclusion. How can big data be used responsibly?

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Do we Need Universal Health Care?

Only one development goal will focus on health in the Post-2015 Agenda. The health community debates which is the best one.

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Power Games in International Development Policy

The age of a Western dominated world order is drawing to a close. Rising powers from the South are becoming important global actors.

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The Elephant Still in the Room: Aid Policy Regarding Corruption

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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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Message from Minister Müller

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

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Cyberconflict and Hacktivism in a Contemporary Context

Cyberconflict, the role of networks and communication technology in future warfares.

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Editorial

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