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The 'S word:' Is it time for the sanitation sector to reconsider subsidies?

The 'S word:' Is it time for the sanitation sector to reconsider subsidies?

After nearly three decades of broad agreement that hardware subsidies alone do not work in the rural sanitation sector, the practice of using financial incentives to encourage people to build latrines...

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In first visit, Trump urges reform so U.N. can meet full potential

In first visit, Trump urges reform so U.N. can meet full potential

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to U.N. headquarters.

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The Western bias inherent in disaster reporting

The Western bias inherent in disaster reporting

Reporting shows no relationship between disaster severity and media coverage. So who counts?

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Indonesia’s dangerous ‘anti-communist’ paranoia

Indonesia’s dangerous ‘anti-communist’ paranoia

Rumors of Communist Party Revival Sparks Riot

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A wrap up of the 48th Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting

A wrap up of the 48th Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting

The meeting’s theme, the ‘Blue Pacific’, was unsurprising given this year’s focus on oceans.

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New UNDP administrator looks to define agency's value, create fresh strategic vision

New UNDP administrator looks to define agency's value, create fresh strategic vision

As the entirety of the United Nations eyes reforms, the United Nations Development Programme is waiting on how those changes might dictate its future.

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Oxfam Press Release: The two realities of climate politics

Oxfam Press Release: The two realities of climate politics

Climate change is bigger than politics and bigger than electoral cycles – New Zealand can and must lead the charge against it.

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The rise of social enterprise in New Zealand

The rise of social enterprise in New Zealand

With the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch from September 27 – 29, The Spinoff is examining the way the sector is changing our economy.

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Doing good well: Why America's overseas aid agency needs reform

Doing good well: Why America's overseas aid agency needs reform

Aid programmes are bogged down by a byzantine regulatory structure

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A country called Kurdistan?

A country called Kurdistan?

Weeks ahead of an independence referendum for Kurds in Iraq, IRIN finds the would-be nation divided and cynical.

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