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Feeling the pinch: impacts of the financial crisis on developing countries

11/12/2010 | Panos London

Overview According to recent studies it is the world’s poorest who will be hit hardest by the global recession. There have been many reports on how developed countries have been affected by the current financial crisis, but new research, which has come out in the past few months, has shown how the global downturn is…

Female migrants’ isolation heightens HIV risk in Cambodia

07/12/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Female garment workers in Cambodia who have migrated to the capital are more exposed to a risk of HIV infection because of the changes in their social and economic circumstances, a new report claims.

Moralising fails to curb teen pregnancies

07/05/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Researchers have criticised the attitude of health service providers in Ecuador, saying their judgmental approach is compromising adolescent girls' rights to sexual healthcare.

Ethiopian inequality will widen says climate report

06/14/2010 | Tania Ghosh

A new study predicts the effects of climate change will reduce Ethiopia's economic growth and widen the gap between the country's poorest and richest people by 20 per cent.

Research makes the news

06/14/2010 | Panos London

Research into development issues is not an end in itself. If knowledge created by researchers is shared and debated publicly, it is more likely to be adopted by policymakers and practitioners. Too many research reports sit on library shelves gathering dust. Today there is growing recognition of the importance of research uptake.

Nepali women’s groups help cut infant deaths

03/29/2010 | Tania Ghosh

A new report claims that women's groups in Nepal have helped to cut deaths among mothers and newborn babies by up to 30 per cent. The study suggests this was achieved by developing women's confidence and encouraging them to share their experiences of childbirth.

Street children start out as school truants, says South African study

03/22/2010 | Tania Ghosh

School truancy could act as an early warning sign helping authorities to identify children at risk of becoming homeless, according to a report on street children in South Africa.

Lesotho’s farmers miss out on agricultural information

03/08/2010 | Tania Ghosh

According to researchers an agricultural information service in Lesotho is failing to reach the majority of farmers in the country. The study, from the university of Botswana, says that many poorly educated farmers do not see information as relevant to them.

Aid fails to alleviate poverty in Mozambique

03/01/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Despite receiving US$12 billion in aid since peace was established 17 years ago, a new report says there has been no real poverty reduction in Mozambique. And the high levels of aid has also left the government accountable to donors, rather than the people.

Culture versus climate change in Burkina Faso

02/22/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Researchers believe cultural values are preventing certain ethnic groups in northern Burkina Faso from adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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