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India awards inclusive brand of innovation

India awards inclusive brand of innovation

India's presidential palace was the site of an unusual gathering this week, celebrating the democratic inclusion of people with no or little training in the country’s innovation system.

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Thousands of Queenslanders evacuated as cyclone barrels towards coast

Thousands of Queenslanders evacuated as cyclone barrels towards coast

Thousands have been ordered to evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Debbie barrels towards the north Queensland coast, bringing 280km/h winds, flooding rain and a 4m tidal surge.

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Responding by God's mercy in South Sudan

Responding by God's mercy in South Sudan

NDRF Chair Mark Mitchell is in Juba responding to the famine in South Sudan with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. He reports on the country's humanitarian crisis, fuelled by rising temperatures...

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Hunting for the Grand Bargain

Hunting for the Grand Bargain

10 months on from the signature of a landmark agreement to reform emergency aid, critics worry that the process of translating 51 separate commitments into action is creating new layers of bureaucracy...

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Want to sell aid to the Australian public? Look to values, not national interests

Want to sell aid to the Australian public? Look to values, not national interests

If recent speeches are anything to go by, politicians believe the best way to sell aid to Australians is to convince them it aids Australia too. It’s an understandable belief, but is it correct?

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In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting spreads across the city.

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Informal armies: community defence groups in South Sudan’s civil war

Informal armies: community defence groups in South Sudan’s civil war

As South Sudan’s civil war enters its 4th year, Saferworld’s most recent publication explores one aspect of the current crisis: the mobilisation and transformation of the country’s ‘informal armies’.

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Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

One of the greatest challenges of rapid urban development is the disposal of increased quantities of municipal waste. The fatal landfill collapse in Addis Ababa demonstrates the potential consequences...

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South Sudan keeps buying weapons amid famine: UN

South Sudan keeps buying weapons amid famine: UN

The government of South Sudan is spending its oil revenue on weapons, even as the country descends into a famine largely caused by Juba's military operations, according to a confidential UN report.

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Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

As she prepares to step down after eight years as UNDP Administrator and head of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to reflect on recent gains and consider challeng...

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