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A garden grows amid the daily dangers of a siege in Syria

In a dark kitchen, by the flickering light of a single safety candle, two men bundled in hats and jackets against the cold put on an impromptu video satire: live from Yarmouk, at... Read more about 'A garden grows amid the daily dangers of a siege in Syria'...

Zeroing in on preventable child deaths in the Pacific

Many countries in the Pacific are stalling in the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 relating to child and maternal mortality respectively. The maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) situation... Read more about 'Zeroing in on preventable child deaths in the Pacific'...

Report: More inclusive growth in Africa hinges on unlocking potential of local economies

With Africa’s population set to triple by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released... Read more about 'Report: More inclusive growth in Africa hinges on unlocking potential of local economies'...

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste. The... Read more about 'France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities'...

Report: The rising cost of a healthy diet

This new report from ODI investigates the prices of different foods and obesity rates in some of the rapidly-growing emerging economies. Read the full report here. *The rising cost of a healthy diet: changing... Read more about 'Report: The rising cost of a healthy diet'...

Aid agencies say New Zealand needs to up its game further on ODA

The New Zealand aid sector welcomes the increases in foreign aid allocations signalled in the 2015 Budget but cautions it is the way this money is spent that will be the best... Read more about 'Aid agencies say New Zealand needs to up its game further on ODA '...

10 strategies INGOs must adopt to stay relevant

Are we doing the best we can do with the resources we have? Is the way we work enhancing progress to a better, more just world for all? A new report by... Read more about '10 strategies INGOs must adopt to stay relevant'...

Global finance and global warming

Since 2008, when the global financial crisis nearly brought down the world economy, financial reform has been among the top items on policymakers’ agendas. But, as leaders move from fixing the problems of... Read more about 'Global finance and global warming'...

'Boat people' crisis a test for ASEAN's humanitarian resolve

Just days after Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar in 2008, Surin Pitsuwan, then secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), swiftly called on its member states to provide urgent humanitarian aid to... Read more about ''Boat people' crisis a test for ASEAN's humanitarian resolve'...

Report: Subsidies to key commodities driving forest loss

There is an increasing focus on the role that public and private resources can play in supporting activities that reduce forest loss as part of wider efforts to address climate change, and ensure... Read more about 'Report: Subsidies to key commodities driving forest loss'...

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