Stories about Development from October, 2017
"There was not a single unemployed person in Laituri. Everyone was employed at either the plantation or the factory."
For many residents of Cape Town, South Africa—a city often touted for its quality of life—the legacy of segregation and spatial apartheid persists in a tangible and powerful way.
The human-elephant conflict has reduced by 80% since the Elefriendly Bus started running. In the first seven months, the number of conflicts fell from 83 to 21.
"...tenured women scientists are not paid salaries comparable to their male counterparts. They are more frequently overlooked for promotions and administrative positions."
Could a ban on coal help improve China's pollution problem? Or could the hastiness of its implementation backfire?
"Becoming a blood donor on Facebook is like feeding the poor by forwarding food pictures on WhatsApp."
"These #farmers are not begging for favors or asking for alms, they are demanding what is their genuine right."