Fragile States & Armed Conflicts: Ways Out of Instability
What foundations do we need to build to tackle instability in countries suffering from fragile states and armed conflicts? Let’s have a look at public policies and international development best practices to recover from wars and internal conflicts.
December 14, 2016
Corruption in India: a cause of instability & inequalities
Bribery exists everywhere and in many different forms, but corruption in India sometimes looks like a civil servants' favorite contest nationwide. Since 2005, India has been ranking around the middle (90 out of 180) of Transparency International's league table of country perception of corruption by the people (including investors, businessmen, etc).
February 20, 2013
Poverty in China: Inequalities, Migrant Workers & Education
If extreme poverty in China is at a record low - thanks to the impressive economic development of the country since the 1990s - social tensions and mistrust in the government have never been that bad since the riots of 1989. We're nowhere near a new Tian'anmen, but the 90,000 protests and the millions of middle class Chinese who leave the country every year underline this issue.
September 12, 2014
Poverty in Nigeria: Rich Country, Poor People
Poverty in Nigeria has been a problem for more than 50% of the population in the past 10 years, with surges over 60%. In 1980 however a little less than 30% of Nigerians were living below the poverty line.
March 6, 2012
Top Online Documentaries & Films on Poverty
This is a collection of some of the best online documentaries about a broad range of topics, from politics to refugees, disasters, global warming, poverty and other social challenges that our societies face as a whole.
April 7, 2013
Relative vs Absolute Poverty: Why and How To Measure Poverty
Absolute poverty is the lack of one or more basic needs over a period long enough that it endangers your life or can cause it harm. As opposed to relative poverty, it covers vital and biological needs such as food, water, clothing, basic housing (or anything that looks like a decent roof over your head), and a minimum of sanitation.
February 8, 2011