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Achieving social cohesion in Iraqi “nation building” Community Development Education General Refugees 

Achieving social cohesion in Iraqi “nation building”

How is genuine social cohesion achieved during that clunky, awkward and artificial practice of "nation building"? Whose voices must be heard and how do program administrators learn from past mistakes? Dimitra Papavassiliou offers some insights and advice for developing processes to achieve social cohesion in post-conflict contexts.
8 men own the same wealth as bottom 50% of humanity: How did we get here and what’s it doing to us? Business General Governance Policy 

8 men own the same wealth as bottom 50% of humanity: How did we get here and what’s it doing to us?

A new Oxfam report has found that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest 50% of humanity: a shocking statistic which shows that global inequality is far worse than previously thought. Megan Giles tries to figure out how we got here and what it's doing to us. Our reliance on GDP as an indicator, corporate tax avoidance...
Drones are cheap, functional and ready for disasters General Humanitarian Relief & Post-Conflict Technology 

Drones are cheap, functional and ready for disasters

An independent research report called “Drones in Humanitarian Action” has been released by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSB) in partnership with CartONG, UAViators and Zoi Environment Network. The report finds that drones are cheap, user-friendly, functional and ready for deployment in a variety of humanitarian crisis contexts. Drones have enormous potential in a variety of emergency scenarios, however...
What does Trump mean for development? General Governance Politics Trade 

What does Trump mean for development?

In the season finale to end all others, US election of the ultimate "Celebrity Apprentice" to office last week brought disruption of seemingly apocalyptic magnitude. The question on every development worker's lips is: What does a President Trump mean for the aid world? Here to offer some analysis is Dr. Neil McCulloch, Director of the Economic Policy Programme in Oxford...