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How to Implement the People-centred Element of the New Urban Agenda? - Philipp Horn

25 October 2016

The UN Habitat III conference sees calls for research to make sure that people – not profit – are at forefront of local implementation practices.

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Kenyan and Tanzanian Medicine Producers Deserve a Shot in the Arm - Samuel Wangwe & Maureen Mackintosh

30 September 2016

Local production of medicines can create a win-win situation for health and employment.

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Banking 'Shake-Up' Relies Too Much on Customers Shopping Around - Jonquil Lowe

6 September 2016

A common cry from regulators is that customers must shop around for the best offer – but research shows households rarely look for a better banking deal.

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How Bank of England Rate Cut Will Hit Personal Finances - Jonquil Lowe

25 August 2016

As the Bank of England cuts interest rates to a historic low of 0.25% and injects further quantitative easing, Jonquil Lowe explores the potential effects.

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Ecuador’s Earthquake: Reconstruction For or With the People? - Philipp Horn

13 June 2016

As Ecuador responds to its worst humanitarian disaster in decades, will govt follow a top-down, or a more participatory, reconstruction approach?

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Diamond Geysers: Rule-breaking Iceland Completes Miracle Economic Escape - Alan Shipman

8 June 2016

One of the worst-hit countries during the financial crisis has regained economic strength inside a gilded cage – which it can now melt down to re-sell the gold.

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The 'Imperfect' Consumers Shut Out of Basic Financial Services - Jonquil Lowe

2 June 2016

New report shows millions in the UK are denied essential financial services because of disability, disease and age.


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Territories of Conquest, Landscapes of Resistance - Sandip Hazareesingh

13 May 2016

Were peasant cultivators in India who resisted colonial demands to grow more export crops forebears of food sovereignty movement?

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Colombian Peace Process: Rural Landscapes in Transition - Lorenza B Fontana

3 May 2016

As Colombia edges towards peace, longstanding issues of poverty and rural development must be faced if it is to last.

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Why New York-Style Rent Controls Wouldn't Work in London - Alan Shipman

25 April 2016

New York clings firmly to its system of rent control, but London's housing market has changed too much to re-introduce them.

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