Preparing for Ebola

In South Sudan, concerns about the Ebola virus are growing. Despite preventative measures there are still considerable deficits such as knowledge gaps among health personnel.

Global crises, local impacts

When a relatively strong African country is struggling on all fronts

If you want to know what impacts multiple global crises have on the daily life of a developing country, consider the example of Kenya

Working world

When qualifications don’t decide your career

In Uganda, as in many other parts of the world, a person’s identity and social relationships are influenced by ethnicity, faith and language. These factors can also have a significant impact on career prospects.

Global agenda

Global public goods matter for global development

The international community must address urgent worldwide challenges with full determination

Multilateral agenda

Walk the talk regarding SDGS

The international community has sensible goals, but needs a coherent policy framework to achieve them.

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Global development

More political literacy would benefit African governance

African policymakers excel at second-guessing donor wishes, and their nation’s true needs are often only an after-thought.


A hot lunch at school

Burundi tries to fight the worst hunger and keep youngsters in school by providing school meals

Child poverty

The harsh reality of street children in Brazil

Homelessness is a considerable problem in Brazil. Very young children are affected too, and their rights are massively violated

West Bengal

Grassroots pre-school education in two Adivasi villages

Marginalised communities especially benefit from good pre-school facilities, for example in India

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Refugee-camp life

Refugee girls need school opportunities

In Kakuma, Kenya, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is promoting education for South-Sudanese girls, breaking traditional barriers. Efforts have increased school attendance.

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