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Politics

Governance

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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Unequal, Unreliable and Running Out

Although Delhi has more water per person than London or New York, many still endure a daily fight for access. We take a look at a deeply-rooted problem and possible solutions.

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The Next BIG Thing

Basic Income Guarantees (BIG) were once laughed at as utopian. But they are already today changing the lives of millions worldwide – especially in the south.

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New New Orleans

After Katrina New Orleans’ residents discussed: Do we want to reconstruct or reinvent our city? Award-winning journalist Jed Horne looks at New New Orleans.

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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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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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Environmental Activists Take Back the Power

Governments are no longer the ones who rule the world, the power shifted to global megacorporations.

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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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Society

Entrevista: "Quisiera que Tuviéramos Menos Dinero Para Gastar"

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Standing with God to End Oppression

Liberation theologians use Christianity as weapon in the fight for the poor. And in a way, even the pope is on their side.

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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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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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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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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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The Loneliness of Power

The life of the politically powerful tends often to isolation and loneliness. But nevertheless, many politicians still aspire to this life.

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The Israeli Summer: An Impressive Protest, but Not a Revolution

Protests Israel: A mass movement that refuses to be political

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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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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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On the Mobility of Roma

Roma are often pictured as a homogenous group, exceptionally willing to travel. Research disproves this image.

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Libya: Stress Test for the Responsibility to Protect?

Libya: At what point is a development to protect human rights over?

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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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All You Need Is Love

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

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Drug Policy in Latin America

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

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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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Transparency

It's Just a Fad!

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

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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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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A New Information Paradigm for International Development: Open Data

Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.

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Transparency in Microfinance

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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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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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Development Cooperation

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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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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Aid Effectiveness: What For?

From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness

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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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Cyberconflict and Hacktivism in a Contemporary Context

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

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Editorial

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

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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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Editorial

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

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