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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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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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Interview: Lobbyism

Isn't there a difference between when an NGO protests to save the environment and the tobacco lobby, for instance, negotiating with politicians on behalf of their own interests?

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A Proposal from Hiroshima

The horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki could have marked the end of nuclear warfare, but did not. A call to action.

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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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"A New Generation is Emerging"

Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD talks about the possibilities to strategically design Africa’s future and the role agriculture will play in a transformation.

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Tackling Climate Change Locally

To counteract climate change’s effects, the CCIS working on the local level provides stakeholders with data for adaptation.

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As Our Actions Transform Nature, We Begin to Transform Our Actions

Impacts we’ve made on the Earth are beginning to affect us.

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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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Escaping the Violence

Young Muslims in Germany grow up caught between two worlds. Some of them resort to violence.

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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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A Traditional Shareconomy

Indigenous communities in the Andes traditionally manage commons such as water. Their potential is still not exhausted.

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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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Editorial

Sorry!You're surprised? Amazed? An editorial that opens with an apology? Yes, you read right.

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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 Best Athletes Can Become Cultural Icons

How the best Athletes can become cultural Icons

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Security & Conflict

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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Is Anyone Listening?

Despite the massacres, silence is no longer possible in Syria.

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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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Dangerous Waters

Beyond the world’s attention, violent crimes take place on unstable ground: Child piracy creates a legal dilemma that puts vulnerable juveniles at risk.

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Pakistan: Time to Tame a Powerful Spy Agency?

How an investigative report embarrassed Pakistan’s intelligence service – and provided an opportunity to place the powerful agency under civilian control.

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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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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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The Brightest Colour of Syria

Despite the cruel face of the Syrian war artist Diala Brisly refuses to give up hope. With her art she paints another story.

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Transparency

Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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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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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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Transparency in Microfinance

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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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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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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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Development Cooperation

Developing New Models

About Partnership between Multinational Enterprises and International Non-Govermental Organisations

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Whose Aid Is it Anyway? A Recent Oxfam Study

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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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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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Global Governance: Rationale – Hurdles – Perspectives

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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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Debt and Deprivation

The Syrians finding refuge in Lebanon’s capital Beirut impact the city’s social fabric and economy. UNHCR fights for a better life for everyone.

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