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Small farms ‘can beat the downturn’ by admin — last modified 2009-09-15 17:27
Africa's small farms could hold the key to the continent riding out the recession.
'Could do better' says DATA G8 report by admin — last modified 2009-09-15 16:29
There has been progress on making the G8’s development assistance more responsive to the needs of African countries. Properly targeted ‘smart aid’, working in tandem with effective African leadership, has delivered measurable results on the ground in many African countries.
Emissions ‘cut both ways’ by admin — last modified 2009-09-15 17:40
Rich countries must cut emissions at home and also help fund cuts in poor countries.
Big business to measure ‘forest footprint’ by admin — last modified 2009-09-15 17:25
Businesses called to account about their growing impact on the world’s forests.
Class sizes go global by admin — last modified 2009-09-15 17:23
UK plans for 5,000 school links between Britain and developing countries by 2012
Hunger threat forecast by admin — last modified 2009-04-30 16:07
Food is still vulnerable to volatile prices and environmental pressure.
Travel does broaden the mind by admin — last modified 2009-04-30 15:54
Travelling overseas while young can have a life-long impact on young people .
Gaza’s children given support by admin — last modified 2009-04-30 15:48
Children affected by the conflict are helped to deal with their distress.
Campaign combats throwaway fashion by admin — last modified 2009-04-30 16:02
Why 'fast fashion' needs to slow down and become a more sustainable industry.
Female MPs in Rwanda make history by admin — last modified 2009-01-09 18:10
Rwanda’s women MPs become the first to outnumber their male counterparts.
More children face family separation by admin — last modified 2009-01-09 18:11
Recession and conflict will increase the number of children in orphanages and on the street over the next decade.
War against malaria hots up by admin — last modified 2009-01-09 17:49
An ambitious $3 billion plan is launched to banish malaria by 2015.
From catwalk to Congo by admin — last modified 2009-01-09 17:44
Photographer Rankin gives war-zone 'victims' star billing.
Handle with care by admin — last modified 2008-10-27 22:56
Working with the leaders of Nepal to reduce poverty illustrates why it is important to support countries in fragile situations
Cash on delivery by admin — last modified 2008-10-27 22:55
Why maternal death rates have fallen dramatically in Nepal.
India gets ‘condom’ ringtone by admin — last modified 2008-10-27 22:51
'Condom ringtone' alerts Indians to HIV and AIDS awareness.
Actor takes lead by admin — last modified 2008-10-27 22:55
Actor Ashley Judd speaks out against malaria.
More Ashenden Award winners by admin — last modified 2008-10-27 22:54
More Ashenden Award winners
Turning the tide by admin — last modified 2008-10-27 22:53
Winners of sustainable development awards announced.
Return journey by admin — last modified 2008-10-28 17:36
Diaspora communities share skills with their countries of heritage.
Still volunteering at 50 by admin — last modified 2008-07-15 16:57
VSO celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
Click for climate by admin — last modified 2008-07-14 11:57
How will climate change affect the planet and its people over the next century?
Safe syringe celebrates ‘Billennium’ by admin — last modified 2008-07-14 11:58
The billionth syringe has come off the production line
Debt cancellation task “not over” by admin — last modified 2008-07-15 16:57
Campaigners marked the tenth anniversary of the ‘Drop the Debt’ movement.
Burma under pressure by admin — last modified 2008-04-17 13:04
Douglas Alexander's diary: meeting Burmese refugees.
Reasons to be cheerful by admin — last modified 2008-04-17 13:06
Top ten improvements in reducing poverty.
Health information goes mobile by admin — last modified 2008-04-17 13:07
Could mobiles become the key tool in health research?
Urine passes test by admin — last modified 2008-04-17 16:39
Human urine proves ideal for make mud bricks.
We need to talk by admin — last modified 2008-02-15 13:59
Communication vital to achieving the MDGs.
Climate change hits poor hardest by admin — last modified 2008-02-15 13:55
Climate change could bring unprecedented reversals in poverty reduction.
Chocolate company tastes success by admin — last modified 2008-02-15 14:10
Divine wins social enterprise award.
Farmers who live on the edge by admin — last modified 2008-02-15 13:56
Marginal farmers could help transform the fight against hunger.
Green pioneers rewarded by admin — last modified 2007-10-16 10:50
Awards bring a new stove for China, solar panels for the rural poor and education by boat.
Poor health gets new treatment by admin — last modified 2007-10-16 10:52
A new global initiative promises to save millions of lives by investing in health systems in the poorest countries.
Maternal deaths in Nepal halved by admin — last modified 2007-10-16 10:57
Maternal mortality in Nepal has almost halved since abortion was legalised, a significant finding when the MDG for maternal mortality is falling short.
War artist inspired by children by admin — last modified 2007-10-16 10:56
War artist John Keane has produced a series of paintings to highlight the effect war has on children.
Net success on malaria by admin — last modified 2007-07-11 22:38
Pregnant women in Africa who sleep under insecticide treated bed nets can reduce their risk of miscarriages and stillbirths by up to a third. That’s among the findings of a new review by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which consolidates the results of four African trials involving more than 6,000 women.
Fish to tell their own tale by admin — last modified 2007-07-11 23:19
Beating illegal fishing to save poor communities $billions of lost income.
Make the poor happy by admin — last modified 2007-07-11 23:18
Measure what makes poor people happy and improve pro-poor policies says Oxford University’s new economics research centre.
Diaspora role ‘critical’ to development by admin — last modified 2007-07-11 23:16
UK-based organisations ask how they can do more to boost development work.
Kenyan banking on the move by admin — last modified 2007-07-11 23:11
Mobile phones help deliver financial services to poor people.
Forced migration an 'urgent threat' by admin — last modified 2007-07-11 22:35
At least a billion people will be forced from their homes between now and 2050 as the effects of climate change deepen an already burgeoning global migration crisis.
‘Lost’ treasures see the light by admin — last modified 2007-04-10 08:39
For 25 years a priceless part of Afghanistan’s national heritage lay hidden in a secret vault. Miraculously, the ‘Bactrian gold’ survived the Russian invasion, the civil war and the Taleban regime. Now some of the ‘lost’ treasures can be seen in the Musée Guimet, Paris.
Site for sight by admin — last modified 2007-04-10 08:34
A new regional health centre in The Gambia, which will serve eight West African countries, could save hundreds of thousands from blindness and prevent conflict.
Laptops for Kids by admin — last modified 2007-04-10 11:02
Five million of the world’s poorest children may get their own laptop computers this year.
New book sells fair trade by admin — last modified 2007-04-10 08:32
In 1994 a bar of Green & Black’s chocolate was the first UK retail product to receive the Fairtrade mark. Thirteen years later 2,000 retail and catering products on sale in the UK carry the symbol. And there are scores of other fair trade goods, such as clothes and crafts products, produced by dedicated fair trade organisations.
Development redraws the map by admin — last modified 2007-04-10 11:01
A new series of global cartograms depict not the physical size of countries but their wealth, health and income.
New sex drug turns locusts solo by admin — last modified 2007-04-10 11:03
A pheromone that locusts emit when they want to mate could prove an effective new weapon against this destructive species.
Haitian anti-slavery sculpture tours UK by admin — last modified 2007-04-10 11:04
Haitian artists have produced a sculpture representing their continuing struggle for freedom and human rights.
Immunisation fund to save 10 million children by Rebecca — last modified 2007-01-10 14:31
The UK has launched a ground-breaking, multi-billion pound bond scheme aimed at saving 10 million children in the developing world from deadly diseases like tuberculosis, diphtheria and tetanus.
Young entrepreneur cleans up in Nairobi by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 11:03
A young entrepreneur from Kenya who set up a business to tackle waste disposal in Nairobi has been named Youth Business International Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mixed report on Asian MDG progress by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 11:02
The Asian and Pacific region as a whole is on track to achieve most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but progress in many individual countries is slow and performance on some vital targets is unsatisfactory.
The world's biggest prize is for African leaders by Rebecca — last modified 2007-02-27 14:31
£2.7 million prize for Africa’s most effective head of state has been launched.
The world's poor use mobile phones for banking by Rebecca — last modified 2007-02-27 14:26
Mobile phone banking can be more affordable than traditional banking.
BBC "Making Waves" by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-21 13:17
“Hip hop girls” in Cambodia get their own radio phone-in show, a hunky TV detective bosses the ratings in India and ethnic minorities in Georgia gain a voice. All thanks to the BBC World Service Trust, the BBC’s independent international charity which provides funding and expertise to help local professionals initiate media initiatives in developing countries.
Cash back: sending money home by Rebecca — last modified 2007-02-27 14:30
Overseas remittances are big business says new survey.
Gore campaign hots up by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-21 13:06
Former US Vice President Al Gore, liberated from the politics of Capitol Hill, has brought a passionate warning about the consequences of global warming to the big screen.
Provide the basics, governments challenged by Rebecca — last modified 2007-01-09 16:51
Classrooms with teachers, clinics with nurses, running taps and working toilets are key to ending global poverty, according to a new report.
Fair trade fruit goes bananas by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 13:11
It all started with the humble banana. But ten years on Fairtrade fruit is leaping off the shelves. Pineapples, mangoes, oranges, clementines, mandarins and lemons are just the top of the pile of fruits which now comprise the second biggest selling category of Fairtrade products, with only coffee selling more.
Media awards reward brave reporting by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 13:10
A Zimbabwean radio station that has survived bomb attacks, police raids, arrests, frequency jams, and an impending court case, has won the Special Award for its contribution to human rights at the 2006 One World Media Awards.
Making blindness a priority by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 13:09
Every five seconds a person goes blind. Every minute a child goes blind. Up to 60% of children in developing countries die within one year of losing their sight. But the campaign against avoidable blindness scored a major victory in May when the World Health Assembly, governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO) voted to prioritise prevention of blindness and visual impairment.
White Paper offers map out of poverty by Rebecca — last modified 2007-01-20 17:41
2005 saw a series of commitments by rich and poor countries that could change the lives of a billion people around the world. How to make this happen is the central message of a new Government White Paper launched in July.
Climate change threatens poor by Rebecca — last modified 2008-02-14 13:38
Climate change, high water demand and tourism are putting unprecedented pressures on the world's desert ecosystems, according to a report from the UN's Environment Programme.
Plugging the medical brain drain by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 13:01
National Health Service professionals in the UK are helping to stem the “fatal flow” of health workers from poorer countries to richer countries.
£15 million boost for global education by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 13:00
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, and Secretary of State for International Development, Hilary Benn, have announced that the UK Government will quadruple aid for education to $15 billion (£8.5 billion) over the next ten years.
Breast still best for poor babies by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 12:59
If mothers start breastfeeding within one hour of birth, 22 per cent of babies who die in the first 28 days – the equivalent to almost one million newborn children each year – could be saved.
Poverty coverage on TV falls short by Rebecca — last modified 2006-12-22 12:59
TV audiences are fed up with the way the developing world is portrayed on the small screen, according to a new report.