Inequality and development

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West accused of ‘climate hypocrisy’ as emissions dwarf those of poor countries
Average Briton produces more carbon in two days than Congolese person does in entire year, study finds

Karen McVeigh

28, Jan, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Reparations to the Caribbean could break the cycle of corruption – and China’s grip | Kenneth Mohammed
The belt and road initiative is ensnaring vulnerable countries in debt via corrupt infrastructure projects. Slavery reparations from former colonial powers could help turn the tide

Kenneth Mohammed

25, Jan, 2022 @5:01 AM

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We can afford to reverse poverty and climate breakdown. What we can’t afford is the alternative | Kevin Watkins
Our global finance system is failing to rise to the challenges we face. It’s time it was reimagined – and grounded in our shared humanity

Kevin Watkins

24, Jan, 2022 @8:15 AM

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‘Nothing will help’: Tunisians trapped in poverty lose hope
Eleven years after the start of the Arab spring, those trying to survive rising prices, unemployment and a pandemic feel little has changed

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

17, Dec, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Top toddy: Sri Lanka’s tree tapping trade reaches new heights
‘Toddy tappers’ who collect sap used in everything from palm wine to ice-cream are enjoying a boost to business that has revived the traditional skill and improved their quality of life

Khursheed Dinshaw in Jaffna

10, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Even after 40 years the response to Aids in many countries is still held back by stigma | Hakima Himmich and Mike Podmore
It is hard to protect yourself from HIV when having sterile syringes or condoms can lead to arrest: discrimination is restricting progress in eliminating HIV

Hakima Himmich and Mike Podmore

01, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK aid cuts make it vital to address anti-black bias in funding | Kennedy Odede
Covid-19 has shown the effectiveness of local partners. If the sector is to respond and rebuild, it must redistribute power

Kennedy Odede

16, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Nearly all global farm subsidies harm people and planet – UN
Almost 90% of the $540bn of support a year harms people’s health, the climate and drives inequality

Damian Carrington Environment editor

14, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Welcome to the new colonialism: rich countries sitting on surplus vaccines | Akin Olla
Last month, 130 countries had yet to administer a single dose of vaccine. Meanwhile the US has enough for three times its population

Akin Olla

14, Apr, 2021 @10:26 AM

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'Bangladesh has come a long way': people of Dhaka on half a century of independence
A rickshaw rider, a domestic worker, a student and a photographer on how their lives have changed

Kaamil Ahmed

26, Mar, 2021 @12:46 PM

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The making of a megacity: how Dhaka transformed in 50 years of Bangladesh
In the half century since independence, the capital has expanded – both remarkably and chaotically – from peaceful town to economic hub

Kaamil Ahmed and Rafiqul Islam Montu in Dhaka

26, Mar, 2021 @12:45 PM

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Covid 'may leave 12 million children unable to read'
UN finds pandemic is widening education inequality with millions of girls unlikely to return to school

Kaamil Ahmed

22, Mar, 2021 @11:21 AM

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