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  • 17 May 2018
  • By: Multiple
Artisanal mines: potentially positive effects on local living standards

Perhaps as much as 4% of the world’s population depends directly on artisanal mines, which produce around 20% of the...

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  • 14 May 2018
  • By: Mohammad Moniruzzaman
Migration’s resource backwash: why sending households do not always gain

The value of remittances sent by migrant workers back to their native countries is widely recognized. Far less...

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  • 10 May 2018
  • By: Diane Archer
Preparing to deal with crises: a toolkit for local communities

How should local communities prepare to deal with a potential shock such as flooding, drought or an economic crisis?...

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  • 07 May 2018
  • By: Kanchana Wickramasinghe
Climate insurance for Sri Lankan farmers: potential and practicalities

Farmers and other groups that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change need effective risk...

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  • 03 May 2018
  • By: Multiple
Responses to climate change in coastal communities: lessons from India

How can coastal cities respond to the threat of extreme weather events due to climate change? This column outlines the...

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  • 30 Apr 2018
  • By: Multiple
Aid fragmentation and aid effectiveness: the latest evidence

A common view in recent years has been that the effectiveness of development assistance is reduced when donor countries...

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Comment of the Week

"Innovations go beyond technology. Policy innovations are also critical as they can help to make priorities of both human health and the environment. Governments should eliminate subsidies for nutrient-poor foods and convert those funds to investments for more nutritious crops such as fruits and vegetables."

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