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· May, 2014

Stories about Development from May, 2014

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

  27 May 2014

Water hyacinth (water weed) is a menace in Bangladesh which restricts water flow and blocks sunlight in rivers and ponds contributing to contamination and killing of fish. Instead of spending much in removing or eradicating them they can be used for a good cause. Kristin Boekhoff at Panigram blog informs...

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

  22 May 2014

One of the main causes of blindness in sub saharan countries are cataracts. A group of french physicians has developed a surgical kit called “Phacokit” to treat at low-cost individuals suffering from cataract  and help them recover their eyesight [fr]:  Pour vaincre la cataracte, principale cause de cécité, notamment dans les pays pauvres,...

Bangladesh's Economy Remains Stable, Analysis Finds

  20 May 2014

Equity analyst and blogger Asif Khan posts a brief economic update of Bangladesh in his blog. According to the analysis, despite political uncertainties the economy looks stable and inflation remains under control: The chances of an interim election in the next 12 months look slim. Current account surpluses continue, currency...

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

  17 May 2014

BRAC blog profiles how girls in Bangladesh are learning lucrative yet unconventional trades for women. Khadija, for example, was forced to drop out of school before finishing fifth grade to help support her family. Not so strange, given that only 55 percent of children in Bangladesh complete their primary education.  But now,...

Tips for Being a First World Country

  15 May 2014

Mexican Alfredo Cortés de Café Financiero reflects [es] after a trip to Canada about things and attitudes that in this country mean to belong to the “first world”: I want to mention the simplest things I observed, that we all could accomplish; and as a whole this is what makes...

Alternative Voices Speaking For A Secular Bangladesh

  5 May 2014

Bangladeshi liberal humanist, free-thinker and award winning blogger Asif Mohiuddin has been invited to speak at the World Humanist Congress 2014 in Oxford, UK. He was arrested multiple times for his alleged ‘anti-state’ and ‘anti-religious’ writings, attacked by fundamentalists, and is living with death threats. Here is an excerpt from...

Trinidad & Tobago: From One Government to Another

  1 May 2014

Our country cannot continue exporting our jobs, capital and skilled people in favour of unexamined and undisclosed foreign policies. Afra Raymond says that the current Government to Government arrangements are a direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago’s fundamental interests.

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