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Rice Bucket Challenge: India's take on the Ice Bucket Challenge 'for Indian needs'

Capitalising on the immense popularity of the ALS ice bucket challenge, an Indian woman has conceived of the rice bucket challenge as a way to encourage charity for the poor. Unlike the ice bucket challenge, which requires the participant to dump a bucket ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
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Foreign aid 2.0: The rise of bilateral DFIs

At the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington earlier last month, U.S. President Barack Obama announced billions in new pledges for Power Africa, his presidential initiative to double access to energy across sub-Saharan Africa. Widely seen ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
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Aid drops: What you need to know

If aid drops minimize staff risks, save time and keep deliveries safe from being held up by bandits or corrupt customs officials, why don't humanitarian agencies do them more often? Aid drops have become a buzz phrase within the international development ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
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Shaping Globalization

Globalization is the big story of our era. It is shaping not just economies, but societies, polities, and international relations. Many assume it is also, for good or ill, an unstoppable force. History, however, suggests this is not so. We can neither ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
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Gendered Leadership: The Effects of Female Development Agency Leaders on Foreign Aid Spending

This article examines the effects of gender on the leadership of bilateral development aid agencies, particularly their official development assistance (ODA) allocations toward gender-related programming. Drawing on earlier research on gendered leadership, ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
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New Study Adds Up the Benefits of Climate-Smart Development in Lives, Jobs, and GDP

Modernizing landfills and cleaning up open dumps have obvious benefits for surrounding communities, but the value reaches deeper into the national budget that may be evident at first glance. For a country like Brazil, where waste-to-energy technology ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 5 hours ago]
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OpenAid Italia: Should We Expect More?

Last month, the Italian Foreign Ministry launched OpenAid Italia, making Italian official development assistance information publicly available online. The initiative is part of Italys commitment to development cooperation as a signatory of the Busan ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 5 hours ago]
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How to make infographics: a beginners guide to data visualisation

The first thing you need to do is have a clear idea of the data you want to visualise. Are you trying to highlight a particular disparity between money spent in one place and another? Are you trying to show a volume of activity going on in one location? ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 5 hours ago]
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Singapore IDA hosts open data visualisation competition with S$15,500 of prizes

Singapores Infocomm Development Authority is hosting a competition for citizens to use open government datasets to create visualisations, and potentially win a cash prize. The competition - Data in the City: Visualisation Challenge - will be part of ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 5 hours ago]
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Looming Ahead

Collectively we humans have a baby: the Earth. Year by year, inexorably, the atmosphere-blanket around our baby is getting heavier and heavier and heavier. Even a short road trip of 50 miles each way, using five gallons of gasoline, adds 100 pounds of ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 5 hours ago]
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Government opens up: 10k active government users on GitHub

When government works in the open, it acknowledges the idea that government is the world's largest and longest-running open source project. Open data efforts, efforts like the City of Philadelphia's open flu shot spec, release machine-readable data in ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

17 ways that drones are changing the world

The title tells it all, although these are all civilian uses. Drones have become so affordable that developing countries can no longer afford not to explore their uses. Clearly there are uses in Africa, Asia and Latin America that must be developed in ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Aug 31 2014]
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...drop, for instance, costs the World Food Program about $1,600, compared with $300-$500 per metric ton when the U N agency delivers supplies by land. "It means if we need to deliver 20,000 tons per month, we need $32 million per month [on top of the food cost]" Cesar Arroyo, head of WFPs Aviation Safety Unit based in Italy, told Devex...
"If you are interested in Theories of Change (ToCs), you have to read Craig Valters new paper Theories of Change in International Develop ment:Communication, Learning or Accountabilityor at least, his accompanying blog . The paper draws on the fascinating collaboration between the LSE and The Asia Foundation , in which TAF gave LSE researchers access to its country programmes and asked them to study their use ToCs. That means Craig has been able to observe their use (and abuse) in practice."
...Ifie Sekibo stated this at the second US-Africa Trade and Investment Forum held in New York, USA recently, where he spoke on "small and medium enterprise funding in Africa - a banker's experience."
...about a month ago has already rolled out an innovative product into the Rwandan market; Charis became the first Rwandan company to create a drone. "The first drone built by Charis was used during the Kigali Up music festival held in July. The drone seemed to have attracted a lot of attention from many Rwandese business leaders, who already, have started identifying possible commercial applications for such technology. "A visual information specialist from Family TV, Gustave Emilien, said that their broadcasting station has already identified a gap the drone could fill in their organization. "He said, 'As an entertainment channel we are really dying to use more drones. We are new; the technology is new, and we are competing with other channels; this will add a lot to the production. We will be able to capture the attention of viewers. Its amazing, Im happy now that its in Rwanda. Its going to change the visual business market here.' "Gustave cited the recent fires that blazed Kigali, as one of the opportunities they missed out in terms of not being able to take good shots from the ground. Since the area was very crowded and hiring a chopper was beyond their budget. A drone could have come in handy then." Felix Omondi,innov8tiv,August 15, 2014 "

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Foreign aid 2.0: The rise of bilateral DFIs [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
At the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington earlier last month, U.S. President Barack Obama announced billions in new pledges for Power Africa, his presidential initiative to double access to energy across sub-Saharan Africa. Widely seen ...
Rice Bucket Challenge: India's take on the Ice ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
Capitalising on the immense popularity of the ALS ice bucket challenge, an Indian woman has conceived of the rice bucket challenge as a way to encourage charity for the poor. Unlike the ice bucket challenge, which requires the participant to dump a bucket ...
Aid drops: What you need to know [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
If aid drops minimize staff risks, save time and keep deliveries safe from being held up by bandits or corrupt customs officials, why don't humanitarian agencies do them more often? Aid drops have become a buzz phrase within the international development ...
Shaping Globalization [Published Zunia.org RSS - 4 hours ago]
Globalization is the big story of our era. It is shaping not just economies, but societies, polities, and international relations. Many assume it is also, for good or ill, an unstoppable force. History, however, suggests this is not so. We can neither ...
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