Tag Archives: Children

Breastfeeding needs more aid

Despite the health and financial benefits of breastfeeding, less than 40% of infants under six months old are exclusively breastfed. In East Asia and the Pacific those numbers are going down even as the market for baby food continues to grow. Dr. Arun Gupta discusses how donors can counter this...
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Teaching children journalism to strengthen democracy and development

Much of the world expects journalists to hold the government to account through their reporting. In Bangladesh, media repression and lack of resources hamper the ability to report effectively on challenges facing Bangladeshis. As Jessica Carter describes, in one Bangladeshi neighbourhood, children are being taught the skills to share their...
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If you were President of Ghana…

CitiFM, a radio station in Ghana, is asking children how they would use the country's oil revenues if they were President. If you were President, or Prime Minister (or even Supreme Overlord), of your respective country, how would you use revenues from resources such as oil? Although some children may...
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Child poverty in context: more than one way forward

CIDA, AusAID and USAID have prioritised poverty alleviation as a primary objective of their respective aid programs. Economic growth is also among the primary commitments of these governmental organisations. Janet Newbury argues that insisting on prioritising growth in efforts to alleviate poverty (at home or abroad) is not only misleading,...
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