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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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Smallholder Farmers Must be Included in Policy and Research Processes - Henry Seguya

29 March 2016

Integrating local schemes into research and policy processes could lead to improved indicators for nutrition, food security and incomes.


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Banking Crimes without End - Steve Tombs

23 March 2016

Two new reports from the NAO offer a telling reminder that within the financial services sector, crime forms part of normal business practice.


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Continuous Improvement Is Not Enough - Julius Mugwagwa

4 March 2016

Rather than trying to play catch-up, African pharmaceutical companies need manufacturing systems which meet users' needs both quickly and cheaply.

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Climate Change: Donors, Myths & Reality - Joseph Hanlon

25 February 2016

Bangladesh has some of the world's leading climate change experts, but to try to head off its disastrous effects they're forced to connive in tales of refugees.

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