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Bangladesh garment factory blast raises fresh concerns over workers' safety

Bangladesh garment factory blast raises fresh concerns over workers' safety

CHENNAI, India, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of 10 workers in a boiler explosion at a Bangladesh garment factory is one in a series of deadly mishaps that illustrate the neglect of ...

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Europe's risky experiment: Can aid be used to deter migration?

Europe's risky experiment: Can aid be used to deter migration?

Tackling migration is included among the goals of the Union's new development framework, which will guide programming until 2030.

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Dispute over 'Grand Bargain' localization commitments boils over

Dispute over 'Grand Bargain' localization commitments boils over

A network of NGOs from the “global south” has accused international aid agencies, NGOs and donors of attempting to renege on their commitment to deliver a quarter of all emergency funding through loca...

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Aid workers warn of 'devastating' cholera outbreak in South Sudan

Aid workers warn of 'devastating' cholera outbreak in South Sudan

More than 2,500 cases of the deadly disease have been registered since April in the world’s youngest country, already under the grip of famine.

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New Zealand pledges $1 million to help clear landmines in Colombia

New Zealand pledges $1 million to help clear landmines in Colombia

New Zealand is giving $1 million in aid to help clear landmines in Colombia, one of the most mine-scarred countries in the world after a half century of war, officials said on Friday.

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Aid policy change: the rules in a dynamic process

Aid policy change: the rules in a dynamic process

The third post in a series based on Jo Spratt's study of New Zealand aid policy.

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Ending child marriage could add trillions to world economy

Ending child marriage could add trillions to world economy

A new study published by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) estimates that from now until 2030, the largely outlawed practice of child marriage is going to cost d...

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Donor resilience index

Donor resilience index

Are donor countries well prepared to address future development challenges? Explore using this interactive index to compare current spending priorities.

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Locally owned disaster response – “It is all about power and taking back the power”

Locally owned disaster response – “It is all about power and taking back the power”

At the World Humanitarian Summit just over one year ago, 30 of the biggest donors and humanitarian organisations agreed to the Grand Bargain, a set of 52 commitments aimed at making humanitarian fundi...

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Zakat requires Muslims to donate 2.5% of their wealth: could this end poverty?

Zakat requires Muslims to donate 2.5% of their wealth: could this end poverty?

Estimated at almost $2tn in 2015, Islamic finance is often overlooked by development organisations as a potential source of funds.

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