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The Paradox of Plenty and Natural Resource-Driven Conflict

Factors such as the increasing competition over land and water, environmental degradation, demographic growth and climate change are arguably aggravating the situation. Broader processes such as social discrimination, inequality, political instability and corruption usually follow the ...
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Building Human Capital in Latin America

The dynamics of education in Latin America The dynamics of education in Latin America represent a critical link in the intergenerational transfer of poverty. It is no coincidence that two ...
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Terminology and the challenges of categorisation: The Emerging Economies

What defines an Emerging Economy? The use of the term ‘emerging economies’ might lead to various implications: -Economies are considered emerging on account of their recent fast economic growth such ...
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Bank Balances and Better Bureaucracy: Transitioning the informal economy in the developing world

The developing world struggles with many institutional barriers to formal business start-ups. In some countries, top heavy, overly bureaucratic and inefficient procedures are required before starting a formal business, and sometimes can take ...
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What are Some of the Different Routes into Development Work?

In November 2017 London International Development Centre held a networking and careers event geared toward students interested in beginning careers in the development field. Held at Queen Mary, University of London, five panellists ...
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Where the Truth Lies: Teachers and the Media in Mexico

Fake news! The label being pinned on outraged accusations and screamed daily via Twitter is not a new phenomenon, the media has been a propaganda tool since there were newspapers ...
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What are the Oral Health Problems Faced by Refugees in Europe?

Faced with war, persecution and poverty; millions of ordinary people have left their homes, families and livelihoods for a dangerous and perilous journey towards the West in hope of a better ...
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International Day of Peace: The role of teachers in peacebuilding in post-conflict societies

The Centre for Education and International Development (CEID), UCL Institute of Education in collaboration with Centre for International Education (CIE) University of Sussex recently organised a public symposium to discuss ...
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Why Should Men be Involved in Gender and Development Work?

The involvement of men and masculinities in development work is vital for gender equality as in some societies men can exercise enormous control and power over women’s lives. The Gender and Development ...
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How Can an Understanding of Masculinity Help in Tackling the HIV Risk Faced by Both Men and Women?

How are women's HIV risk factors understood? It is now widely recognised by the United Nations, World Bank and other international organisations that women have been disproportionately affected by HIV/ ...
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