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Politics

Governance

Seen but Not Heard

Despite repeated warnings from Unicef, children are not being involved in policymaking on climate change. How can they be included?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

The expansion of big retailers in developing countries poses a challenge for food security.

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Towards the Good Life?

Indigenous groups in Latin America fight for visibility and participation. They could make valuable contributions to the Post-2015 Agenda.

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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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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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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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Introduction: Development Cooperation

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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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Society

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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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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Fight for Rio’s Streets

In Brazil Graffiti is a weapon of the poor and disinherited. Artists are reclaiming the streets, using their fame to build and educate their communities.

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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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A 21st-Century Childhood

Thomas Berthold discusses the situation of unaccompanied minor refugees and argues for a more coherent asylum and refugee policy.

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Where the Secret Service Is Still Called the KGB

This isn't the last dictatorship in Europe, it is the first one in the 21st century

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Fighting Intolerance

Thanks to a young entrepreneur, Swedish companies finally start employing immigrant workers.

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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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Security & Conflict

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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Army, Brotherhood, and Liberals

The Story of Power Struggle in Egypt: Three parties hold most of the power in Egypt. Who is going to last?

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All You Need Is Love

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

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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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Interview: The Post-Cypherpunk Era – Cryptology for Everyone

Since the NSA affair, more and more laymen are showing interest in CryptoParties.

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Who Are the ‘Development Actors’ Where States Are Missing?

Can drug lords be development actors too?

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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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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

Transparency in Microfinance

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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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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It's Just a Fad!

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

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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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A New Information Paradigm for International Development: Open Data

Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.

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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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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

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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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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Aid, Governance and Corruption Control in Tanzania

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“Happiness Is a Skill”

Tho Ha Vinh, Program Director of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Center, explains why happiness is a more important indicator than economic growth.

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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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Much Upgrading, Little Effect?

More than half of Nairobi lives in slums where they face stalled projects and poor service. But improvements could be made.

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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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China’s Foreign Aid – Interests, Strategies and Instruments

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