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  • 20 Jun 2018
  • By: Geruso, Michael
Open defecation, anaemia, and the challenges of improving sanitation

Open defecation, which remains common in India, has many costly and terrible consequences for human health. These...

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  • 13 Jun 2018
  • By: Georgiadis, Andreas
Promoting better nutrition for adolescent girls in poor countries

Millions of children in poor countries are of low height for their age because of inadequate nutrition. But when in a...

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  • 06 Jun 2018
  • By: Multiple
Designing more effective financial products for the poor

Microfinance is often heralded as a panacea for poverty in developing countries, but in order to design more effective...

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  • 30 May 2018
  • By: Franklin, Simon
Getting unemployed urban youth into work with transport subsidies

The high costs of a job search can be a barrier to finding employment even in cities’ dense labour markets. This column...

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  • 23 May 2018
  • By: Multiple
Rising temperatures: the impact on employment and migration in rural Mexico

Climate scientists predict that the number of extreme heat days will increase in many parts of the developing world...

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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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