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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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Time Media Covered Community Solutions to Zika - Andrea Berardi

3 February 2016

Decision-makers have a clear choice: an expensive, foreign-controlled approach, or a community-owned solution that relies on naturally occurring predators.


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Tradition v Progress - Andrea Berardi

12 January 2016

Rather than tradition versus progress, a community-owned solutions approach is about control and who decides which practices should be supported.


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What You Need to Know Ahead of the Spending Review - Alan Shipman

21 December 2015

As the UK government delivers its spending plans for the next five years, a number of controversial cuts are on the cards.

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Community-Owned Solutions: Key to Sustainability - Andrea Berardi

3 December 2015

To prevent generic approaches to development that undermine existing local solutions, marginalised groups must be involved in decision-making.

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Would Jeremy Corbyn's Quantitative Easing for the People Work? - Alan Shipman

17 September 2015

Corbyn has proposed giving the Bank of England a new mandate to invest, but Alan Shipman argues the track record of this approach makes it hard to swallow.

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The Sharing Economy Could End Capitalism – But That's Not All - Chris Martin

29 July 2015

Could the sharing economy bring about the end of capitalism - or simply further reduce quality of life for many within society?

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