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Millennium development goals: big ideas, broken promises? - interactive

Millennium development goals: big ideas, broken promises? - interactive | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
The eight millennium development goals expire in 2015. What progress has been made? What needs to happen next? Examine the data
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Australia and asylum seekers: the key facts you need to know

Australia and asylum seekers: the key facts you need to know | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
Where do Australia's asylum seekers come from – and how does the country compare with the rest of the world?
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India's rice revolution

India's rice revolution | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
John Vidal: In a village in India's poorest state, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice – with no GM or herbicide. Is this a solution to world food shortages?
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Talk Point: Which development innovations have caught your eye?

Talk Point: Which development innovations have caught your eye? | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
Maeve Shearlaw: We listed 12 development ideas that caught our attention in 2012. Tell us what you've heard about
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20 Classrooms From Around The World

20 Classrooms From Around The World | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it

We are all different...we are all the same. 

 


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Nick Lesley's comment, May 27, 2014 3:42 PM
i thought this was very cool and interesting to see different classes all around the world and how their culture is i would really like to see a video on the classes to see how they learn...cool article and good pictures
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Who should set the world's goals? - CNN.com

Who should set the world's goals? - CNN.com | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
The UN's Millennium goals for 2015 have saved millions.
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How would you decide what were the most important sustainable development goals to aim for?
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Indian sex workers are a shining example of women's empowerment

Indian sex workers are a shining example of women's empowerment | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
Andrea Cornwall: As the alternative Aids summit in Kolkata has shown, society should start treating women who work in the industry with respect instead of disgust (#women's #empowerment, mobilising sex workers to improve their working conditions, ...
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Esther Duflo: Social experiments to fight poverty | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it.
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Sustainable development network launched to help find solutions to global problems - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Sustainable development network launched to help find solutions to global problems - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new independent global network of research centres, universities and technical institutions last week to help find solutions for some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and...
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Mobile phones have been a gift for development, says Jeffrey Sachs

Mobile phones have been a gift for development, says Jeffrey Sachs | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
Better access to technology can help achieve millennium goals, says economist, as UN calls for affordable broadband worldwide
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Rice farming in India: 'Now I produce enough food for my family' – video

Amar Singh Patel, a small-scale farmer in Chhattisgarh, India, explains the impact of using the System of Rice Intensification on his crops
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Oxfam plea on global inequality

Oxfam plea on global inequality | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
The UK charity calls for a "global new deal to reverse decades of increasing inequality", ahead of next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Is one in eight Australians really poor?

Is one in eight Australians really poor? | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
A recent study says that one in eight Australians are living in poverty. This seems quite high for a developed country, so what's behind it?
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Wild rice gene gives yield boost

Wild rice gene gives yield boost | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
A gene from wild Indian rice plants can significantly raise the yield of common varieties in nutrient-poor soils by boosting root growth.

 

While many are leery of GMOs (with good reasons linked to health), it is important to recognize that there is society value to agricultural research that works on improving yields.  This article would be a good "other side of the coin" resource to share when discussing GMOs.   


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How to: Measure urban poverty

How to: Measure urban poverty | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, poverty is increasingly an urban phenomenon.
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Guardian exhibition: Insider, Outsider? Challenging perceptions of the developing world – audio slideshow

Guardian exhibition: Insider, Outsider? Challenging perceptions of the developing world – audio slideshow | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
The Majority World photo agency showcases the work of photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East...
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Passionate about The link between deforestation and poverty? Become a Global Citizen!

Passionate about The link between deforestation and poverty? Become a Global Citizen! | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
Want to join thousands of others raising their voices for change? Register as a Global Citizen, and start taking action to fight extreme poverty today.
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West Africa desperate for cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

West Africa desperate for cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera | 9GEO Development | Scoop.it
Sierra Leone, Ghana, Niger and Guinea are falling short of their millennium development goal on access to sanitation (RT @Connect2GDNet: MT @wspworldbank RT @GdnDevelopment: West Africa desperate for cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera
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