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The west is mired in 'soft' development. China is trying the 'hard' stuff

The west is mired in 'soft' development. China is trying the 'hard' stuff

The massive One Belt One Road project harkens back to a pre-Washington-consensus when rich countries built bridges rather than soft power.

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A country 'on its knees': Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

A country 'on its knees': Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

Cholera should be an easy disease to treat and control – it takes rehydration, sometimes antibiotics, and containment. But after two years of war, Yemen is worn down, and the outbreak is exposing the ...

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Sidelining God: why secular climate projects in the Pacific Islands are failing

Sidelining God: why secular climate projects in the Pacific Islands are failing

What does God have to do with climate change? A lot, if you want to engage with communities in the Pacific Islands, where almost everyone goes to church and religious leaders are hugely influential.

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Aid, exports and employment in the UK

Aid, exports and employment in the UK

Every £1 of direct bilateral aid leads to a £0.22 increase in UK exports, new research finds.

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Trump expands 'global gag rule,' targeting $8.8B in global health aid

Trump expands 'global gag rule,' targeting $8.8B in global health aid

President Donald Trump’s administration will significantly expand the “global gag rule” to include much of the United States’ global health assistance, placing more than $8.8 billion of funding on the...

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Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

The dangers of attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, in overcrowded, unseaworthy vessels, have been highlighted by a series of desperate rescue missions and thousands of deaths at sea in re...

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Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health Organization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition, r...

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The win-win of disability inclusion

Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist.

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CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2017

CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2017

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), in co-operation with Zed Books, requests proposals for the CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2017.

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How does international human rights law apply during armed conflict?

How does international human rights law apply during armed conflict?

In this video, Daragh Murray, editor of the Practitioners’ Guide to Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict, talks about international human rights law in armed conflict.

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