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The Paris Agreement and what it means for development

This article provides a useful overview of the implications of the Paris Agreement for development co-operation, and for the OECD Development Assistance Committee. Development co-operation is central to the implementation of the agreement.

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Sex and the citizenry: the global laws that leave women and children in limbo

Having given birth outside her native Malaysia, Nina endured a battle to secure citizenship for her daughter that effectively destroyed her marriage. Yet around the world, laws all too often let fathers but not mothers pass on their nationality.

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Impoverished Gaza turns to crowd-funding to meet needs

Creative use of crowd-funding has helped Palestinians in Gaza raise money to study abroad or start their own businesses.

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From orbit to India: Applying the XPRIZE model to global poverty

A foundation that runs ambitious entrepreneurial competitions has broadened its focus beyond space exploration into innovation in global development, with prospective competitions aimed at improving water access and women's safety.

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Australia directed officials how to address Nauru rights concerns, documents show

This article explores Australia's official position on human rights abuses in Nauru, in the face of criticism that human rights are being ignored for the sake of maintaining the state's Nauru-based detention centre.

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Q&A: Hurdles for female scientists in the Middle East

An interview with Nisreen El-Hashemite reveals that barriers for female Middle Eastern scientists are less related to gender inequality than they are in West, but rather a general lack of research opportunities and role models.

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Policing the beaten: training South Sudan's cops to help survivors of gender violence

In a country where tribal justice rules and police are ill-trained, tackling widespread violence against women can be a tortuous process.

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Africa urged to ‘go big’ on solar

Power Africa seeks to add 30,000 megawatts of supply by 2030, and plummeting costs mean solar could be crucial to hitting that target.

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How can coffee become a better tool for development?

While the fair trade movement is credited with bringing the plight of the farmer to the attention of consumers, it is criticized for many of the steps it has taken along the way. So what can the global development community do to support the approaches that work?

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How to make a business case to end gender-based violence

The silent crisis of gender-based violence (GBV), which affects both men and women, not only has terrible consequences for the individuals concerned, it’s also holding back progress for developing states.

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