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By Harris Zargar Despite various efforts, child labour in India is still a...
By Aubrilyn Reeder Improving the quality of life in slums, which count for 25%...
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By Harris Zargar Despite various efforts, child labour in India is still a common practice. Poverty forces children to seek jobs in undisclosed service sector and many are forced into prostitution, while many other...
By Jameela Freitas The total number of elephants is rapidly decreasing globally as elephants are continued to be poached for ivory, and tortured and killed for tourism and entertainment. The post Tortured, Killed and...
By Aubrilyn Reeder Improving the quality of life in slums, which count for 25% of the world’s urban population, is critical for improving the social, economic, and environmental happiness for cities. The post Another...
By Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema & Majida Malik Named “business-in-box” (BiB), a project in rural Pakistan aims to reduce maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate by increasing awareness and contraceptive...
Lecturio, a German tech company, has announced the launch of MEDI, a new Medical Education Development Initiative that aims to support medical capacity building in the developing world. The post Lecturio to Provide Free...
Created by Peace Corps Volunteers in 2013, TechKobwa brings together Rwandan ICT professionals and expert trainers from IBM and Michigan State University to conduct lessons in computer science, electronics, and other...
By Nantale Sanyu Sarah For a country to develop, it ought to be as a whole not as mere individuals, family lines and tribes. The post A Soul-Searching Moment for African Youths appeared first on GSDM ....
By Ray Mwareya Zimbabwe's idle youths, bending under a reality of 80% joblessness, and an economy stuffed by $9, 9 billion in external debt, are now hooked to playing or owning a “snooker” table. The post Street...
By Tahseen Ali Bangladesh’s overall rate of poverty currently is 24 percent, down from 40 percent a decade ago and the country is on track to being designated a middle-income country in only five years. The post...
By Rey Ty Government in the Philippines has responded with bullets when thousands of peasant protesters demanded for food aid and hunger relief. The post Philippines: Hungry Farmers Asking Food Get Bullets appeared...

Global Development

France’s Anticorruption Reforms After years of criticism for failing to prosecute foreign bribery , France adopted a new anticorruption law that will force companies doing business on its soil...
Brazil’s Plane Maker Fined in Bribery Case Spanning Five Continents Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer will pay $205 million to U.S. authorities, including $20 million for Brazil, for...
The Brazilian Federal Revenue Secretariat (SRF) has some good news to cheer: a big haul of fines and taxes from assets held offshore by Brazilians. The deadline for filing under Brazil’s equivalent of the Offshore...
Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumbent party kicked out;...
Why Trade Deals Matter for Workers Everywhere The shift of low-skilled manufacturing jobs from industrialized to emerging economies helped lift millions out of poverty over the past few decades...
Central America Takes on Corruption  Central American judiciaries have been stepping up to fight corruption. Last year Guatemala’s attorney general’s office , working closely with UN-backed...
Harvard’s inimitable Matthew Stephenson this week published a thought-provoking blog post comparing anticorruption efforts in Asia and Latin America. Crudely summarizing Stephenson’s argument, a few years ago many...
Global trade and the supply chains that support it are undergoing a period of profound change. Supply chains face threats including a resurgence of protectionism, climate change, decaying infrastructure, and human...
Mexico’s New Anticorruption Tools President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law long-awaited rules to step up Mexico’s fight against corruption. He had to veto an earlier version that would...
Now You Can Find out What Happens to U.S. Aid In a bipartisan vote, Congress passed legislation to require U.S. agencies—the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. State Department...
As the first ship goes through the expanded Panama Canal , the Development Channel sat down with Geraldine Knatz, former director of the Port of Los Angeles and now a professor of policy and engineering at the...
Labor Standards Three Years After Rana Plaza Three years after Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza garment factory collapse killed or injured over 3,000 people , labor rights remain tenuous. In the wake of...
This post features a conversation with Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing and managing director of its Global Sustainable Finance Group. Choi talks about the...
This is a guest blog post by Dr. Richard Messick, an anticorruption specialist. It is based on a CFR roundtable discussion on March 24 hosted by Matthew M. Taylor, adjunct senior fellow for Latin America Studies. One of...
As Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) heads into spring break, here is what we will be reading. “This Week in Markets and Democracy” will return, relaxed and refreshed, on Friday, April 8. A new RAND study...
Emerging Voices highlights new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges from contributing scholars and practitioners. This post is from Dr. D. Michael Shafer, president and founder of Warm Heart...
Nike Bribes, Will the United States Prosecute? Bank records and emails show Nike paid a $500,000 “commitment bonus” to Kenya’s athletics federation, and hundreds of thousands more in...
Latin America’s  corruption scandals  of the past two years are moving slowly toward resolution. As they move forward, it is interesting to note that in a region that has been particularly protective of its...
Once a year, policymakers and the press are forcibly reminded of the terrible costs of corruption. This year, it fell on January 27, when Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) was released,...
Despite my years of research experience on African industrial development, it has come to my attention for the first time that there has been a long tradition of celebrating Africa Industrialization Day on November...