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Big Philanthropy: a crisis of values

Matthew Hanley | 13 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: development, philanthropy
Doing good in the developing world requires good ideas, not just chests of money.


Barefoot power lights up rural Africa

Izael Pereira Da Silva and Boldewijn Sloet | 17 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, development, solar energy
Two Australian entrepreneurs are behind a company that is transforming lives at the bottom of the social pyramid.


People are the wealth of nations

Vincenzina Santoro | 11 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: development, gender equality, United Nations
But women are yet to be valued properly, even by the UN.


Saving the lives of women and children

Brian Lilley | 01 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, development, health
The G8 appears set to take on the issues of child and maternal mortality. Can they do it while saving lives, not destroying them?


Seems like such a simple thing

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: development
In many parts of the world communities have no clean water, and therefore no sanitation, which leads to all sorts of dire problems.


Tough love just for Africa?

Chinwuba Iyizoba | 24 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, Barack Obama, development, politics
Despite the rhetoric of Western leaders, it appears the West is happy to keep Africa poor to exploit its natural wealth.


Opportunity to the oppressed

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: development, women
CNN carried an interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about their new book “Half the Sky”. The New York Times ran a lengthy excerpt in The Women's Crusade.


Uganda welcomes growing population

William West | 17 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, development, Uganda
A new report on population in Uganda acknowledges the opportunities of growth.


A new agenda for the world’s women

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: development, poverty, security, women
What’s behind the discovery that women are the world’s greatest unexploited resource for fighting poverty and terrorism?


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