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'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Walking to Promote Global Development and Girls' Education From India to Indonesia

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Bidisha

A little over a year ago I highlighted the work of PAWA, the Pan Asian Women's Association, which focuses on global development and girls' and women's empowerment across multiple territories. By raising and carefully apportioning funds for credible, manageable-scale local charities, PAWA's work covers 30 countries from Iran to Japan, Indonesia to Kazakhstan.

Volunteer Stories: Beach Conservation in Cambodia

Frontier | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

The best part of my time on the project was definitely teaching the children. It was really rewarding, really good fun and I got to get to know the children and likewise learn more about their language.

Bollywood Star to Dharavi Slum: Things to Do in Mumbai

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Walking around the touristy area of Colaba seemed like luxury compared to the rest of India. It was not until we left Colaba when we realized what life in Mumbai was really like.

Preventing Rabies: It's a Public Health Issue for Animals and People

Mike Baker | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Mike Baker

Rabies is one of the world's most tragic diseases, not only because of the dreadful effects it has on the people and animals who become infected but also because it is entirely preventable. Its greatest burden falls on poor rural communities across Africa and Asia, where it causes one death every 10 minutes and where tragically children under the age of 15 are at a particularly high risk of dying.

A Story From Vietnam That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up

Matt Crook | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Crook

Mai never received formal education. Now she's a qualified graphic designer with a job. But that's only half the story.

Myths Are Obscuring the Truth About the Indian Economy

Tanjil Rashid | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics
Tanjil Rashid

India now sits on the brink of a currency crisis. In a rupee avalanche of Himalayan proportions, India's currency has depreciated 14% since the beginning of the year, hitting an all-time low in August of 68 to the dollar. Despite the rejuvenatory efforts of India's new "rockstar" central banker Raghuram Rajan, the rupee's value remains below 60 to the dollar...

Five Years On, Financial Crisis Has Transformed China's Reputation as a Global Power

Andrew Hammond | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK
Andrew Hammond

Five years on, the dust is still settling but it is clear that the consequences have been more than financial. In terms of perceptions, many international publics believe the economic balance of power has swung sharply toward China.

Asia Is Still Worth the Hype - and Lessons Sub-Saharan Africa Can Learn From It

Barbara Njau | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK
Barbara Njau

Similar scenes like this will likely be replicated at WEF's Forum in China this week, where local and foreign government leaders and multinational executives have descended upon Dalian, in northeastern China, to attend what has been dubbed as the "Summer Davos".

We Can Prevent Violence Against Women, but We Need to Talk to the Men Too

Emma Fulu | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK
Emma Fulu

Violence against women often appears to be so pervasive and complex that it seems insurmountable. But it is preventable. For the first time, a new UN study on men and violence includes data from men themselves, across a number of countries, that tells us why some men use violence against women and how this can be prevented... We must address power imbalances between men and women and promote ways of being a man that value respect, non-violence and equality. This is possible.

Travel Photography in Varanasi, India

Stuart Forster | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Varanasi, one of the world's oldest living cities, is situated on the banks of the River Ganga (the Ganges) and has a magical attraction for photographers. Few destinations offer quite as much to people looking to capture images of India's ancient heart and spiritual soul.

A Modest Case for Unsustainable Development

Alastair Roderick | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Alastair Roderick

The central question of the Post-2015 process is how to protect the successes made in poverty reduction and replicate this in the environmental sphere...

The World's Tallest Hotels

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Have you got a head for heights? What better way to begin your exploration than from one of the world's tallest hotels, offering a bird's eye view over the bright lights of your destination.

The Post-2015 Agenda Is an Opportunity to Rethink the Terms of Trade in Dealing With the Poor

Alastair Roderick | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

Woody Allen once joked that having money was better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Unfortunately, this often seems to be the view of th...

Exercise Your Right for Clean Air

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Will air pollution become partly responsible for sedentary lifestyles in the future? Will people avoid going for a run outdoors or perhaps choose the bus to work instead of cycling or walking, in fear of their health? This has been playing on my mind for the past few days now, as more news stories emerged highlighting air pollution levels across the world.

A Prison within a Prison: the Solitary Confinement of Kazakh Poet Aron Atabek

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

Hooded and handcuffed, sixty year old poet Aron Atabek shuffles around a dimly-lit room. The guards accompanying him prevent any communication with hi...

A Climate Change Wake Up Call From the World Bank

Joe Ware | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Joe Ware

The World Bank should also look in the mirror and learn lessons from its own report. Currently it schizophrenically recognises the dangers of climate change while investing billions of dollars every year in coal, oil and gas projects

'Safe But Tired' Scottish Oil Worker Released By Indonesia Kidnappers

Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A British oil worker kidnapped in Indonesia has been released, the Foreign Office has said. Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed...

Scottish Oil Worker 'Kidnapped' In Indonesia

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A British oil worker has reportedly been kidnapped in Indonesia. Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed group as he travelled back...

Changing World Orders and Implications for the University Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.

Take Advantage of the Export Revolution

Phil Couchman | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK
Phil Couchman

With continuing instability in the Eurozone and uncertainty surrounding Britain's own economic situation, it has been tough for British businesses to navigate the changing global trading landscape with confidence.

Bangladesh Factory Deaths: Deep-Rooted Corruption Behind a Human Tragedy

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Party hooliganism is not uncommon in Bangladesh, but this has multiplied in worrying proportions during the tenure of the current government. Some factory owners who are political cadres of the ruling party are known to use their employees as political pawns.

Economic and Industrial Modernization are Driving Economic Growth in Kazakhstan

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Since 1991, Kazakhstan's economic and political evolution is nothing short of remarkable. The country is now at a pivotal moment in its young history in that it is ready and eager to engage with international investors in embarking on the next step of its societal and economic modernization.

Online Poker Choking in the Grey Fog of Legislative Uncertainty in Europe

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

A lack of a unified and sensible legislative framework is actively strangling the growth of online poker industry in many EU member countries.

Key Ally Withdraws From the UPA Coalition

Sujatha Santhanakrishnan | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Sujatha Santhanakrishnan

The withdrawal of a key ally will further weaken the embattled Congress-led government in India which will now be forced to rely on smaller parties to maintain its parliamentary majority. Although we do not expect early elections to be called, the departure of the DMK will hamper prospects for any meaningful reform for the remainder of the current government's term. We expect limited progress on this front until the next general election, which is expected to be held in May 2014.