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Labour camps increase HIV risk amongst sex workers in China

02/15/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Chinese sex workers who are sent to labour camps have a higher risk of contracting HIV than those who are not, a report has found. It also indicates that HIV prevelence is much higher in cities, which have camps, compared to those without.

Nursing exodus could benefit Caribbean in long term

02/08/2010 | Tania Ghosh

The migration of nurses to wealthier countries could potentially benefit Caribbean healthcare systems if managed properly, a report claims. The report suggests that when a nurse returns – as most eventually do – they can bring important experiences with them.

Climate change policy needs indigenous knowledge

01/25/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Researchers have published a compendium of case studies revealing how indigenous people have been affected by and are adapting to climate change. The report recommends that Western scientists draw on their knowledge and experience.

Research interrogates Colombia’s counter-narcotics gains

01/18/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Officials from Colombia's counter-narcotics strategy have overstated the extent of security improvements in regions affected by drug-related conflict, according to researchers.

Micro-credit adds to women’s double burden in South Asia

01/11/2010 | Tania Ghosh

A new report has argued that micro-credits are of limited help in moving women out of poverty, and may worsen their status in the long term in South Asia.

Unhappiness of Chinese rural-urban migrants

01/04/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Rising aspirations and high expectations of city life make Chinese migrants who move from the countryside to the city less happy than people who stay in rural areas, a report claims.

Poor failed by corruption in fertiliser programme

12/22/2009 | Tania Ghosh

A research article on Malawi's fertiliser subsidy programme claims organised crime and corruption linked to the scheme has undermined its potential benefits for the poor.

Tax matters

12/22/2009 | Panos London

In many developing countries there is little public information or debate about taxation – even at election time. Wealthy and influential people evade tax, and public attitudes to taxation are often overwhelmingly negative. This media briefing offers journalists insights into the topic with facts, figures and story ideas.

Indian labour laws not enforced, says report

12/07/2009 | Tania Ghosh

Labour inspections in India are failing to protect workers in the informal economy. A new report calls for tougher enforcement and says existing labour laws should be expanded to cover more workers.

Uganda: Small farmers pay their dues

11/27/2009 | Wambi Michael

Local authorities in Uganda collect taxes which are then used to pay for improvements to the local area. One such tax is a fee paid by farmers and traders who want to sell their goods at markets. Known locally as empoza, it's resented by many poorer traders.

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