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Politics

Governance

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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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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Dams - Development Or Delusion?

Dams are exceptional as a symbol of the changing development policy paradigms of recent decades.

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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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2015 – The World at a Crossroads

2015 will be a decisive year for the international community since it marks the end of the MDGs. The German government aims for a new global partnership

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Social Media and Democratisation in Africa

Mobile, social, innovative: African tools to support democratic processes

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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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India: How to Manage Inclusion

Inclusiveness has become a major buzzword. What does it stand for and how does it translate into the Post-2015 Agenda debate?

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Society

Urban Anthologies: Learning From Our Cities

Cities have never prospered as much as they have over the past couple of decades.

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Interview: Inside ICC

10 years of International Criminal Court (ICC)

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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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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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Overcoming Victimhood

Laura Fletcher has made a documentary about lesbian organizations fighting violence in South Africa. It is full of proud, strong people.

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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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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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The Globalisation of the Naked Protest

Nudity - employed around the globe and throughout history - can be a powerful symbolic resource for protest movements.

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Security & Conflict

Engaging Armed Groups in Development Cooperation

"Engagement" with armed groups in development cooperation takes many forms.

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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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Commons, Crises, and Tragedies

Managing, using and sustaining resources are social practices. Why we need to talk about the commons when discussing future development and sustainability.

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Drug Policy in Latin America

Could the legalization of drugs be a solution for Latin America?

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Breaking the Silence

Israel: Ex-soldiers talk about the millitary' actions in the West Bank

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The Militarization of Space

The international militarization of space

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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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Social Media in the Revolution

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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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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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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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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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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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Development Cooperation

Cyberconflict and Hacktivism in a Contemporary Context

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

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The Elephant Still in the Room: Aid Policy Regarding Corruption

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Editorial

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

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The Integrity Strategy of the African Development Bank

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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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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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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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