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Bringing South Africa’s Small-Scale Miners out of the Shadows

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 28 (IPS) - In a country with unemployment rising above 25 percent, South Africans are increasingly looking for job creation in small-scale mining, an often-informal industry that provides a living for millions across the continent.

Agroecology Booming in Argentina

Saturday, December 24, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 24 (IPS) - Organic agriculture is rapidly expanding in Argentina, the leading agroecological producer in Latin America and second in the world after Australia, as part of a backlash against a model that has disappointed producers and is starting to worry consumers.

Stop worrying about ‘Doing Business’ ranking

Thursday, December 22, 2016

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 (IPS) - Without any hint of irony, the World Bank's most recent Doing Business Report 2017 promises ‘Equal Opportunity for All'. Bangladesh ranked 176th among 190 economies, below civil war-ravaged Iraq and Syria! Bangladesh even slipped two places from 174 in the 2016 ranking and is three places below its 2015 ranking.

Empowering Women to Coexist with Drought in Northeast Brazil

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CARAÚBAS, Brazil, Dec 20 (IPS) - "The vegetable garden changed my life," said Rita Alexandre da Silva, in the village of Primeiro do Maio where 65 families have obtained land to grow crops since 1999, in this municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in Northeast Brazil.

Carbon Tax Could Boost Green Energy in Bangladesh

Monday, December 19, 2016

DHAKA, Dec 19 (IPS) - Bangladesh is weighing a World Bank proposal to introduce a carbon tax, the first of its kind in the South Asian nation, amid fears of a backlash from consumers.

More of the Same: World Bank Doing Business Report Continues to Mislead

Thursday, December 15, 2016

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (IPS) - The World Bank's Doing Business Report 2017, subtitled ‘Equal Opportunity for All', continues to mislead despite the many criticisms, including from within, levelled against the Bank's most widely read publication, and Bank management promises of reform for many years.

Developmentalism and Conservation Clash Out at Sea

Monday, December 12, 2016

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec 12 (IPS) - "We don't have access to marine areas, because most are protected areas or are in private hands. We indigenous people have been losing access to our territories, as this decision became a privilege of the state," complained Donald Rojas, a member of the Brunka indigenous community in Costa Rica.

New Anti-Corruption Leader Takes the Helm in Ghana

Sunday, December 11, 2016

KUMASI, Ghana, Dec 11 (IPS) - Ghanaian opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has made history as the first son of a former president to lead the West African country, beating incumbent President John Mahama in the 2016 presidential elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Food Insecurity: An Agent for Violent Conflict

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ROME, Dec 11 (IPS) - Up to two billion people live in countries affected by violence, conflict and fragility. Often, such political instability goes hand in hand with food insecurity. "Conflicts have pushed over 56 million people either into crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity", Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project, said at this years' John McGovern Lecture held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The number continues to grow with the escalation of conflicts and violence in countries like Syria, Yemen or South Sudan.

Why Achieving Sdg Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth Is Critical for Kenya

Friday, December 09, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 09 (IPS) - In Kenya the Gini coefficient of inequality is at around 0.45%. Therefore, the economic growth statistics present an unequivocal picture of a highly unequal society, whose development strategy is largely leading to accumulation of wealth by a few and worsening the poverty of the majority.

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