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Kenya: Un scrutin pour tourner la page sanglante

Les électeurs kényans se sont déplacés en masse pour le premier tour de la présidentielle. Un des candidats, Uhuru Kenyatta, est poursuivi par la Cour pénale internationale pour des crimes liés au scrutin de 2007

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Germany: Open Aid Data - Offene Entwicklungshilfe | Startseite

Alle Ausgaben der deutschen Entwicklungshilfe auf einen Blick und im Detail.

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How much do migrants send home?

How much do migrants send home? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Remittances – money sent home by migrants to family and friends – have soared to record levels. Explore the World Bank's latest estimates of how much money is sent, and where, and take a deeper look at the impact of remittances in Ghana, Liberia, Tajikistan and Bangladesh

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Focus on aid to Mali | European Voice

Focus on aid to Mali | European Voice | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The European Union is edging towards releasing €250 million of frozen development aid to Mali to help restore the authority of central government.

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We need to fix the leaks in remittance transfer systems around the world

We need to fix the leaks in remittance transfer systems around the world | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Policymakers need to step in to reduce transaction costs on migrant workers' remittances. Massimo Cirasino suggests how

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Epidemiology: Can Big Data From Epic Indian Pilgrimage Help Save Lives?

Epidemiology: Can Big Data From Epic Indian Pilgrimage Help Save Lives? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
A team of doctors, epidemiologists and quantitative analysts are at the Kumbh Mela, a gathering of up to 100 million religious pilgrims in India, to study when, where and how they fall ill.
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Suisse: Nouvelle 'Plateforme droits humains' des ONG

Suisse: Nouvelle 'Plateforme droits humains' des ONG | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Plus de 75 organisations non gouvernementales suisses ont créé la «Plateforme droits humains». Son but est d’intensifier le travail en faveur des droits humains et d’agir pour l’établissement d’une institution nationale des droits humains indépendante.

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International development: big questions, small answers

International development: big questions, small answers | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
In place of the searching global conversation we need, we have an anaesthetised debate Something is lacking in the efforts to design a new global development framework.
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Beijing Takes Emergency Steps to Fight Smog

Beijing Takes Emergency Steps to Fight Smog | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The measures include shutting down more than 100 factories and ordering one-third of government vehicles off the streets, official news reports said.
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Nestlé found liable over spying on NGO

Nestlé found liable over spying on NGO | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Nestlé found liable over spying on NGO Financial Times Nestlé, whose clashes with activists over sales of baby milk formula in Africa led to widespread boycotts in the 1980s, has been found liable in a civil case over the secret infiltration of a...
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Madagascar : réchauffement climatique accroîtrait les rendements en riz

Madagascar : réchauffement climatique accroîtrait les rendements en riz | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Le riz pluvial cultivé à Madagascar devrait, contrairement à d’autres régions du monde, bénéficier des effets du réchauffement climatique.
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Make Poverty History: What will it achieve?

Make Poverty History: What will it achieve? | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Remember Make Poverty History? What progress has been made? Will anything be different this time around?
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Ecological Cooperation in South Asia: The Way Forward

Ecological Cooperation in South Asia: The Way Forward | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Resilience to environmental stressors such as flood and drought will be enhanced by regional approaches to ecological cooperation.
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Tragédies humaines vues du ciel - HRW

Les images satellite ne peuvent pas mentir. L’ONG Human Rights Watch y recourt de plus en plus pour étayer ses enquêtes, notamment sur la Birmanie, le Sri Lanka et la Syrie

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UK: Malaria and the diaspora

UK: Malaria and the diaspora | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

The African diaspora in the UK could play a key role in malaria prevention awareness in countries where the disease is endemic
In 2011, the UK's Health Protection Agency recorded 1,677 cases of malaria in the country.

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Latin America’s Unfinished Quest

Latin America’s Unfinished Quest | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The Latin American countries that have performed the best in recent decades are those that have steered clear of both right-wing zealotry and left-wing populism.
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Bad Governance leads to bad land deals – the link between politics and land grabs

Bad Governance leads to bad land deals – the link between politics and land grabs | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva (right) and Marloes Nicholls (left) crunch the numbers to find that big land investments sniff out countries with ‘weak governance’ – aka no accountability, no regulation, no rule of law, and a green light for corruption.

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EU: Foreign aid to feel the cruellest cut

EU: Foreign aid to feel the cruellest cut | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Agreement of €34bn cut, the first in EU history, will leave organisation struggling to meet 0.7% aid target

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Aid and the private sector: a love story

Aid and the private sector: a love story | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

Oxfam private sector adviser Erinch Sahan (right) summarizes a critical new review of the growing interlinkages between aid and the private sector

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Droit sans frontières: dix mille courriels pour le conseil fédéral

Droit sans frontières: dix mille courriels pour le conseil fédéral | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Plus de dix mille personnes ont, en l’espace d’une semaine, demandé au Conseil fédéral qu’il entreprenne enfin des pas concrets pour que les multinationales suisses soient obligées de respecter les droits humains et les standards environnementaux...
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The Economic Fundamentals of 2013

The Economic Fundamentals of 2013 | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The global economy this year will exhibit some similarities with conditions prevailing in 2012 – no surprise there.
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You Think the Air in Beijing Is Bad? Try New Delhi.

You Think the Air in Beijing Is Bad? Try New Delhi. | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
As the Chinese government introduces emergency measures to curb pollution, the Indian government is silent.
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Is Afghanistan a Sinking Boat? Anxiety about the 2014 Withdrawal

Is Afghanistan a Sinking Boat? Anxiety about the 2014 Withdrawal | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014 has been the central foreign policy issue of both of Obama’s Presidential campaigns.
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Once welcome floods now spell disaster

Once welcome floods now spell disaster | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Floodwaters that used to create fertile ground for rice crops have become violent and random – with catastrophic consequences • In pictures: after the floods comes the hunger Majeda Begum lays out the food that has to keep her and her two young...
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The Education Revolution: As Graduates Rise in China, Office Jobs Fail to Keep Up

The Education Revolution: As Graduates Rise in China, Office Jobs Fail to Keep Up | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
Millions of Chinese graduate from college every year, but they struggle to find jobs in an economy that is still dominated by blue-collar industries.
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