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· March, 2013

Stories about Development from March, 2013

27 March 2013

‘Thinking Big': Gambian IT Teacher Talks Moving the Classroom Online

Ousman Faal, a young computer instructor and IT professional from The Gambia, has traded the classroom for a blog. Global Voices recently caught up with Faal, the man behind Faal...

Film Exposes Madagascar's Child Sex Trade

Exploring New Approaches For Poverty Reduction

The quest is on for solutions to poverty reduction with the approach of the 2015 deadline for the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDG). Many organizations are exploring new avenues for...

Global Voices at OECD Global Forum on Development

Global Voices bloggers have been commissioned to liveblog the OECD Global Forum on Development in Paris on April 4-5, 2013. Leading up to the meeting, our team is submitting posts...

China's Dead Pigs Expose Illegal Farms

No Ghost Cities in China

25 March 2013

The Highest Money Transfer Fees in the World Are in Sub-Saharan Africa

Can India Win The Fight Against Tuberculosis?

24th March is observed as World Tuberculosis Day and this year, the various stakeholders dedicated to fight tuberculosis - government agencies, the medical community, NGOs and health activists, took time...

Digital Freedom: Principles and Concepts

Advox

The Egyptian Institute for Freedom of Thought and Expression issued its first statement on digital freedom, a simplified research paper to propose definitions for digital rights and related principles which...

23 March 2013

Fixing Taps to Save Water In India

Author and painter Aabid Surti may have won awards for his writing and art, but he has also made a mark in another field: water conservation. For the last seven...

21 March 2013

Colombia's Indigenous Set Development Goals

Panama Bids Farewell to ‘Red Devil’ Buses

Panama says goodbye to its traditional transportation system and the buses known as "red devils." Nevertheless, the transition process is traumatic and complicated for hundreds of riders.

Hong Kong's Coffin Homes

20 March 2013

Tokyo Smog Stokes Fears of China's Spreading Pollution

Alarm is growing in Japan that neighboring China's jaw-dropping levels of air pollution may be wafting over the island nation.