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· May, 2008

Stories about Development from May, 2008

Bangladesh: Agriculture and Technology

End Poverty In South Asia asks if investments in agricultural technology by themselves be sufficient to ensure rural poverty reduction.

Nepal: Improving the economy

Nepal Monitor on the possible strategies to revive Nepal's economy.

Bangladesh: Coping with price rise

Unheard Voices has a series of posts on how communities in poverty-struck areas are coping with increasing prices and government apathy.

Urbanisation in Southeast Asia

Scholar and blogger Alvin Lim tackles the phenomenon of “urbanisation without industrialisation” in Southeast Asia.

Egypt: Styill Building Pyramids

Tom Gara says the Egyptians are continuing to build pyramids – in this sarcastic post.

East Timor: New blog about economics of development

“A blog about economics of development, in particular about the East Timor economy, and about what can then be helpful to economic development of this country”, A.M. de Almeida Serra...

Nicaragua: A Closer Look at a Government Program for Microloans

The governmental program called Usura Cero provides low interest rate loans to Nicaraguan women for their micro-businesses. It was recently featured on an investigative news program and a local blogger...

Russia: Kaliningrad Region

Raf Uzar writes about the history of Kaliningrad region.

Guyana: Copyright Laws

Signifyin’ Guyana comes across an article on copyright laws in Guyana that “made (her) jaw drop.”

Kyrgyzstan: Police Fighting Crime

The Azamat Report analyzes a recent news story about Kyrgyzstan's police effort to fight crime and particularly on its alleged “operation to expel” a notorious criminal leader, and says that...

Africa: Learning by Ear

A new multimedia distance learning programme for Africa in English, Kiswahili, French, Hausa, Portuguese and Amharic: ‘The Learning by Ear program examines the challenges that young Africans face and engages...

Ukraine: News Roundup

An update on oil, inflation and other Ukrainian issues – at Orange Ukraine.

Armenia: Nasty Politics

The first president of the Republic of Armenia depicted as a Jew, supporters of the newly elected president labelled as “Turks” while he is depicted in visual propaganda as a...

China: Shenzhen Garbalogy

Maryannodonnell points out that the history of garbage can tell a lot about a city.

Brazil: Can the Amazon problem be solved with new management?

Changing the command in a Brazilian Ministry used to be a domestic affair, but the resignation of the renowned rainforest defender Marina Silva from the Environmental Ministry has sparked global...

Bangladesh: A visit to Vietnam

An author from Unheard Voices visits Vietnam and is impressed with the progress made in the country, which has a lot in common with Bangladesh.

India: Healthcare models

Rural Development of India on two health initiatives that work on improving access to healthcare.

Europe: Eastern Partnership Project

AnTyx writes about the Eastern Partnership project.

Anguilla: Culture Shock

“Cultural identity is as equally important as political independence and economic self-sufficiency in the process of nation-building. Cultural development is the bedrock of the creation of a national identity”: Corruption-free...

Jamaica: Homophobic Talk?

The Jamaican Prime Minister's comments on BBC‘s HARDTalk programme spur blogger Francis Wade to make a few comments of his own: “Golding…candidly responded that he would not have a gay...

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