Demographic dividend

Benefiting from falling numbers of children

Under certain conditions, falling birth rates can produce a “demographic dividend”, for example in sub-Saharan Africa

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Rural development

Making a village healthier

The German Institute for Medical Mission is supporting health care in Malawi by encouraging communities to take the initiative

Fighting poverty

Social protection improves food security

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School closures in pandemic showed multidimensional poverty

UNICEF reckons that one third of the world’s schoolchildren did not get formal lessons because of Covid-19

Food security

“Smallholder farms must benefit from innovations”

Research must pay more attention to family farms, says Hildegard Lingnau of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation


Development cooperation must become more inclusive

Policy makers and civil society must recognise inclusion as a cross-cutting task – and so must international development and humanitarian relief


"The UN must adapt to global change"

Ugandan environment scholar says poor coordination thwarts UN agencies’ effectiveness

Demographic change

Older people’s rights are human rights

Countries in the global South are also contending with a demographic change, which is presenting significant challenges for their societies

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There is no excuse for lacking action anymore

Extreme weather is no longer only a natural phenomenon, but exacerbated by human-made climate change


Nairobi-based business lobby issues pre-election manifesto

What the Kenya Association of Manufacturers wants the next government to do

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