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· January, 2014

Stories about Development from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Teaching of “Religion and Morality” In Bangladesh Schools

How Brazilian Taxpayer Money Finances Construction Projects in the Amazon

During three months, reporters from Agência Pública sought to uncover the trail of investments of the National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES) in infrastructure projects in the Amazon.

28 January 2014

Sri Lanka's Best Bus Terminal

Child Artists in Syria's Largest Refugee Camp ‘Zaatari’

Syria children at the Zaatari refugee camp, on the Syrian-Jordanian border, was showing off their artistic skills, writes Syria Untold.

Supporting the Rights of Malian Youth to Education

Mali's education system faces multiple challenges, but activist groups are coming together to tackle them head on.

27 January 2014

Alarm Bells Ringing (Again) Over China's Housing Bubble

Continuously jumping home prices has raised concerns again about real estate bubble in China as the government refrains from introducing more property curbs that would hinder economic growth.

Jamaicans Deserve Details About Proposed Logistics Hub

22 January 2014

How Protecting the Environment and Fighting Poverty Are Linked in Madagascar

Madagascar's disappearing ecosystem cannot sustain its population any longer. But solutions do exist.

The Worrisome Job Market Projection in Burkina Faso

21 January 2014

Cartoon Character ‘Meena’ Changes South Asian Attitudes Towards Girls

"Since her inception 14 years ago she has shown millions of women and girls what can be achieved."

Malaysian Prime Minister Sparks Water Spinach Meme Over Rising Prices

Reacting to protests against rising food prices, Malaysia's prime minister reminded the public that the price of kangkung or water spinach has gone down. This remark unleashed a kangkung meme

Who Actually Lives in the Houses Built After Haiti's Earthquake?

Expensive yet poorly constructed, squatters reign in homes that were intended for Haiti's earthquake victims.

16 January 2014

Is Pakistan's Much-Needed Gas Pipeline a Pipe Dream?

In early December, Iran cancelled a 500 million US dollar loan to help Pakistan finance its part of a gas pipeline that authorities hope will combat Pakistan's dire energy crisis.

Urging Indians to ‘Take the Poo to the Loo’

Sanitation and hygiene remain critical problems for India, with about 50% of its population still defecating in the open. UNICEF India's #poo2loo campaign aims to raise awareness about this issue.