Stories about Development from April, 2017
How the United States Has Become a Problem for Indians
To learn more about the lives of Indians in Donald Trump's America, Global Voices spoke to two Indian young men about their aborted plans to study in the United States.
One Small Town's Referendum on Gold Mining Is a Big Victory for Citizen Participation in Macedonia
It was the first successful referendum since Macedonia gained independence 26 years ago.
A Colombian Philosopher Explores the Alternatives to Overusing Mother Nature
"It might sound like a cliché: 'We must unite to face worldly problems', but that unity is necessary. Divided peoples don't win."
How a 1970s Polish TV Cartoon Can Help Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Today
A Polish TV cartoon series from the 1970s can help educators make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM subjects more entertaining and appealing to children.
A House Divided: Ethiopian Runners Separated by Politics Face Off at London Marathon
Feyisa Lelisa and Kenenisa Bekele, two of the world's greatest marathon runners, are both from the same ethnic group. But that is where the similarities stop.
In Turkey, There's No Room for Maybe Anymore
Erdogan got his way - by a whisker - and isn't in the mood to compromise. Neither is the opposition.
Chinese President's Ambitious Xiongan Dream Sparks Skepticism
"In Hebei, where people believe in the planned economy, how can they attract and embrace alternative [people] who go against the establishment?"
Urbanisation in Chechnya: Why Do People Leave Their Ancestral Villages?
Chechnya's farms have fallen fallow as villagers enthusiastically swap the hard work and abundance of the countryside for occasional labour and handouts in the city.
The Other Face of the Mountain: Afghanistan's ‘Ski Challenge’
If you want to go backcountry skiing in Afghanistan, Bamyan is the place.
Some South Africans Argue It's Not Just Their Country's Credit Rating That's Junk Status
They blasted the country's president, historical and present-day inequality, and the rating agencies themselves after S&P Global Ratings and Fitch downgraded South Africa.
Bend It Like Poonam: Teen Girls Challenge India's Patriarchy on the Football Field
Mahila Swarojgar Samiti is helping teenage girls in Varanasi shape their identity and find more confidence in their sexuality through football.
Beijing Unveils New Economic Area To Give Millennials a Shot at the ‘China Dream’
"Using public housing to counteract the property market is a strategy [for] the young generation who [cannot] afford property [...] if the plan works out, it can be a model."
One Day They Stole Me: True Story Animations Spotlight Kyrgyzstan's Bride Kidnapping Scourge
Tatyana Zelenskaya's powerful drawings tell the story of five kidnapped women, each with a very different destiny.