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Two years into the SDGs: Succeeding or stalling?

Two years into the SDGs: Succeeding or stalling?

Without commitment from all stakeholders to tackle the root causes of humanity’s greatest challenges, the SDGs will remain an ambitious vision and never become reality.

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Q&A: How can we provide UHC amid disaster?

Q&A: How can we provide UHC amid disaster?

What happens to the goal of achieving universal health coverage when natural disaster or war hit?

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The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Despite Myanmar’s recent democratic transition, the persecution persists.

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The end of impartiality? Peacebuilders urge rethinking of traditional firewall

The end of impartiality? Peacebuilders urge rethinking of traditional firewall

If your relief organization was offered $50 million dollars to fight a spiraling cholera outbreak in Yemen from Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition fighting there, should you take the money...

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Mobile industry look to cell phone users to fill holes in development data gaps

Mobile industry look to cell phone users to fill holes in development data gaps

Some of the largest mobile operators responsible for connecting 2 billion more people across 100 countries see an opportunity in the natural disasters, health epidemics, and day-to-day occurrences tha...

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Dominica: A Caribbean island rebuilds “from zero”

Dominica: A Caribbean island rebuilds “from zero”

Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit described his own roof being torn off by Hurricane Maria. He has now confirmed 25 deaths and says his small Caribbean nation, population 73,000, will be building back “fro...

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8 reasons to think digital communication in development

8 reasons to think digital communication in development

8 reasons why digital communication is so important to understand in the context of development. Digital here referring to the use of the web, mobile phones and social media to facilitate communicatio...

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Non-government aid – comparing effectiveness

Non-government aid – comparing effectiveness

How can private citizens who want to contribute to international humanitarian or development efforts obtain a guide to which international non‑government organisations (INGOs) are most effective in wh...

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Expert Views: How Australia Can Both Stop Boats and Protect Refugees

Expert Views: How Australia Can Both Stop Boats and Protect Refugees

As Australia tries to close its offshore detention centers, Refugees Deeply asked several experts to chart a way forward for its policy on refugee boats that would be both effective and humane.

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Foreign exchange restrictions in PNG: costs and remedies

Foreign exchange restrictions in PNG: costs and remedies

Three years after their introduction in mid-2014, foreign exchange (FX) restrictions continue to be in place as at July 2017. Unofficial ballpark estimates of excess demand range between US$300 millio...

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