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Facebook's 'Free Basics' app proportedly aimed to help people without Internet access. This research suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app primarily serves the needs of Facebook and other corporations, compromising user experience in order to achieve business objectives.
What effects do certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production have on household and individual well-being in low- and middle-income countries? This systematic review suggests the results are mixed, but identify contextual factors that may influence positive outcomes.
Fertility patterns in the world have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Global fertility has reached unprecedented low levels, yet stark differences persist in childbearing patterns across countries and regions. The population and development implications of these diverse fertility patterns are directly relevant for...
This paper argues that Westphalian sovereignty was crucial in placing Africa on the periphery of the world order and focuses on Africa's resistance to that marginalisation.
Dr Kwame Nimako teaches international relations at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam....
This guide shares tips for communicating climate change effectively. It is intended for communications practitioners and other champions of climate action working in developing countries. If you have ever tried to explain to colleagues, policy-makers, or the broader public how the climate is changing, how...
This report is written for:institutional leaders responsible for quality in online, open and flexible higher education faculty wanting to have an overview of the field newcomers that want to develop quality schemes policy makers in governments, agencies and organisations major educational stakeholders in...
Developing economies will struggle to grow sustainably without significant investment in recycling, reusing and repairing used raw materials and products. This paper looks at opportunities to coordinate regional trade policies and investment programmes to rapidly scale up the circular economy in the developing world.
The aim of this analysis is purely to calculate an investment cost of providing several regions of the developing world with 100% renewable electricity, and to compare those amounts with the gross concentrated wealth of the world’s richest individuals, in order to highlight the need...
Mobile technologies have the potential to revolutionize how populations interact with national health services.
1. Mobile technologies are becoming an important resource for health services delivery and public health due to their ease of use, broad reach and wide acceptance. According to a report...
The purpose of a global strategy on digital health is to promote healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere, at all ages. This draft strategy sets out a vision, strategic objectives and a framework for action to advance digital health. It has been developed in...