Study shows food safety regulations will promote agriculture exports

Ethiopia's agriculture boom yields a bare harvest for poor as El Niño bites

Despite concerns over acceptance of African agricultural produce in the European Union (EU), a study on Tuesday revealed that the adoption of food safety regulations will promote inter-regional trade of agriculture commodities to the EU. ‎The study, titled “Food Safety Regulations and Export Responses of Developing Nations: Lessons from South Africa More...

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The SDGs as a systems approach: a voice from the bumblebees
By IntDevCommunities On Sunday, October 25th, 2015
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The SDGs as a systems approach: a voice from the bumblebees

While it may have taken a while, Joel Negin’s 2012 call for comments on the SDGs has finally brought forth a steady stream of blogs with a variety of responses, ranging from chimeras and bumblebees, to country More...

Reflecting on digital for development week
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Reflecting on digital for development week

Time to draw breath after a week full of events aimed at sharing ideas and prompting discussions about what digital means for our work. This was the third time we have run such an event and the programme was designed More...

Addressing the complex realities of post-crisis employment
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Addressing the complex realities of post-crisis employment

GENEVA (ILO News) – Prior to the economic shock which began in 2008, the capacity of labour market regulation to respond to the demands of twenty-first century working life was in doubt. In the aftermath of the More...

Getting the Public Involved in the Fight Against Human Trafficking with Technology
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Getting the Public Involved in the Fight Against Human Trafficking with Technology

Last week on one hot June afternoon in Bangkok, a regional conference on human trafficking took place at the Shangri-La hotel. The setting at first glance seemed nothing out of the ordinary for an event of this More...

Remote data collection in Papua New Guinea: an aid to policy deliberations
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Remote data collection in Papua New Guinea: an aid to policy deliberations

I often hear people say in Papua New Guinea (PNG) that it’s difficult to get accurate data. This comment is made in relation to all kinds of data: on banking, health services, health statistics, school enrolments, More...

Reducing Energy Subsidies without Hurting the Poor?
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Reducing Energy Subsidies without Hurting the Poor?

For at least five years the IMF has been badgering its members about implicit and explicit subsidies on energy. Its most recent salvo points to enormous potential gains from subsidy reform. The ideal energy prices More...

Refocusing on equity in our pursuit of stunting reduction
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Refocusing on equity in our pursuit of stunting reduction

The importance of addressing stunting for children, their families and their communities, is receiving increasing attention and recognition. In 2012, at the World Health Assembly, national governments committed More...

Oskar Schindler was the greatest aid worker of all times
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Oskar Schindler was the greatest aid worker of all times

  Aid Leap outlines problems and then offers solutions and that is the professional way. Yet, year after year, we are confronted with the same old difficulties requiring wheel reinventions. Refugees die, money More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Papua New Guinea’s grassroots fight against HIV

In remote parts of Papua New Guinea, focusing HIV prevention on those most at risk of the virus is not straightforward. I was confronted with this in Port Moresby recently as I discussed the condom use of sex workers More...


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