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PNG's booming arrivals

Posted by CID sourced from DevPolicy Blog on 20 January 2015

This is the first in a series of posts analysing arrival and departure data in PNG. The analysis is based on annual statistics released by PNG’s National Statistics Office (NSO), which compiles data on persons entering or leaving PNG as recorded on arrival and departure cards in accordance with the requirements of the Migration Act 1978.

Podcast and transcript: Research, policy and the private sector

Posted by CID sourced from DevPolicy Blog on 20 January 2015

Following a presentation in November for a Development Policy Centre Professor Gabriele Bammer of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at ANU interviewed Sir Richard Feachem on the role of researchers, policymakers and the private sector in the global malaria response. A consensed version of the conversation is provided along with a podcast to the presentation and the full interview.

View on Poverty: How donors can root out corruption

Posted by CID sourced from SciDev.Net on 20 January 2015

A large number of difficulties arise when discerning corruption, highlighted by critiques that were leveled at the ICAI report on DFID's work. Research that has demonstrated that proxy measures may be a successful way to predict corruption.

Blog: Revealing statistics about humanitarian emergencies

Posted by CID sourced From Povery to Power on 20 January 2015

Duncan Green highlights recent statistics produced by Oxfam UK that can be used in advocacy and by a range of development organisations. These resources collate information from a wide range of sources and cover three main topics aid, natural hazards and conflict.

Thailand to recognise 'third gender' in new consitution - panel

Posted by CID sourced from Thomson Reuters on 19 January 2015

A member of the panel drafting Thailand's new consitution has said this recognition for third gender people will create equality and protection for all sexes. However, there is still a significant amount of the process that remains before this change becomes formal, including details being provided to the National Reform Council by April and approval by the ruling junta, the National Council for Peace and Order.

Opinion: What admitting Palestine to the International Criminal Court means

Posted by CID sourced from The Conversation on 19 January 2015

An analysis of the implications of Palestine becoming signatorites to the Rome Statute will mean both for the Israel-Palestine conflict and the ICC itself. This situation is interesting for a number of reasons, not only because of the division within the international community but also because of the complex issue of Palestines "statehood". This post also includes a link to a Thomson Reuters article discussing Israel's retalitory action of lobbying member-states to cut funding to the ICC.

A new fight: From child soldier to development worker

Posted by CID sourced from Devex on 16 January 2015

Meet Ishmeal Alfred Charles, a former child-soldier, advocating for the rights and wellbeing of young people in Sierre Leone. Despite his difficult past he now manages Healey International Relief Foundation’s work with Caritas Freetown, giving a voice to vulnerable children.

Plotting a better life in Ugandan slums

Posted by CID sourced from SciDevNet on 16 January 2015

This film explores how Uganda’s National Slum Dwellers Federation (NSDF) is working with local NGO ACTogether to mobilise slum communities in Kampala. It focuses on the informal settlement of Kibuye, one of Kampala’s 63 slums, capturing everyday life and documenting how technology is helping the community participate in decisions that affect their quality of life.

Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists

Posted by CID sourced from the Guardian on 16 January 2015

Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say.

Helping the poorest of the poor

Posted by CID sourced from The Economist on 15 January 2015

Developing countries have started to weave social safety nets. Here’s how they should do it...

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