U.N. General Assembly Looks at the Rights of Women and Children

Last week hundreds of world leaders converged in New York City for the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly; on the agenda were hot topics such as Syria, Israel and Iran. However, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the rights of women and children have also been on the agenda.  Governments and aid organizations alike made [...]

The Uncomfortable Truth

The time has come for you to see That love is something else you practise it to be The line is long For you and me That leads us to the very debt of our hearts We’re still on the surface deceiving ourselves… The Uncomfortable Truth  by NNEKA This is a reworked old post. I [...]

Why a Doughnut Now?

Kate Raworth is a Senior Researcher of Oxfam Great Britain. In a recent discussion paper she has proposed a metaphorical doughnut as a safe and just space for humanity to thrive (Full discussion paper can be downloaded here). ‘Can we live within the doughnut?’ Kate asks, presenting a visual framework – shaped like a doughnut [...]

Horizontal Versus Vertical Social Cohesion: Why the Differences Matter

Social cohesion is an underappreciated but crucial element in development, state building, and poverty reduction. It is an especially important factor in determining whether a state is fragile or not. As I argued in Fixing Fragile States: Two factors above all others decide how a country’s political, economic, and societal life evolves: a population’s capacity [...]

ICT for rural development in Tanzania

Investors have been urged to spread the new scientific and technological advancements in the rural sector in order to improve the quality of life of Tanzanians. The deputy minister for trade and industries Lazaro Nyalandu said that if the rural population is modernized the circulation of money will increase the national income and hence the [...]

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