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· December, 2009

Stories about Development from December, 2009

16 December 2009

Hong Kong: Undemocratic Legco set to approve the world's most costly express train

The Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong is about to approve the funding for the world's most expensive Express Rail Link (ERL)'s construction plan on the coming Friday (Dec 18)....

14 December 2009

ICT4D: Past mistakes, future wisdom

The Future of ICT for Development

What makes an ICT4D project fizzle out? What are the common mistakes that donors, planners and implementers make when trying to run an ICT4D project? Practitioners discuss in a public...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Demands for Climate Justice

Saffah Faroog is one of four Global Voices Authors in Copenhagen during the United Nations Climate Change Summit covering the lively conversations occurring in the blogosphere surrounding COP15.

Bangladesh: The slow pace of development

12 December 2009

China: Pessimism, skepticism and concern over Copenhagen

A number of Chinese media and environmental groups have sent people to Copenhagen to cover the climate talks as well as protest; bloggers back home, meanwhile, don't seem too hopeful...

Constitution building for a new Nepal

For that acre of green grass

9 December 2009

Armenia: 21st Anniversary of the 1988 Earthquake

Monday marked the 21st anniversary of the 1988 earthquake which devastated many areas in northern Armenia leaving around 25,000 dead and many more homeless. Bloggers examine conditions in the region...

Kazakhstan: Big city lights, gerontocracy and Photoshop

Kazakhstan’s bloggers continue to monitor the state’s traditionally non-transparent politics and comment on the news. Among their concerns is the government’s announcement that due to the economic crisis, wage increases...

8 December 2009

China: Forced Demolition

Two recent cases of forced demolitions have raised attention to the protection of citizens’ rights and fair conflict resolution. Chinese netizens provide plenty of comments and reactions.

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