HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

This group of debate covers the more traditional areas of development, education and health and child protection. We will try to bring analysis of current situations with propositions and ideas for changing and improving these key determinants of human well being.
A few words on child protection, an area of work that deserve particular attention. Within this, contributions are invited on specific issues like child labor, child abuse, adoption and alternative care. Legal perspective on issues related to children are also welcome

DOING BUSINESS REPORT 2017 ( WORLD BANK): EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

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Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 14th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies

The Khartoum Process: A sustainable response to human smuggling and trafficking? (Report by from Institute for Security Studies)

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You probably never heard of the partnership between EU and some african countries to solve the migration crisis for good. The process, very ambitious and met with skepticism is called the Khartoum Process. You will find here a critical review of it, written by Tuesday Reitano, deputy director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and a senior consultant for the ISS.

States, Markets and Society – New Relationships for a New Development Era ( FROM IDS BULLETIN)

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Interesting reading from the Institute of Development Studies: ‘How does change happen?’ and ‘How should change happen and how can it be enabled?’ are key questions analysed in this IDS Bulletin, drawing on the Institute of Development Studies’ reflections on States, Markets and Society as a theme of its 50th Anniversary year.

Embedding the NATIONAL PLANNNIG COMMISSION within the Office of Prime Minister

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The Planning Commission is only formally part of the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.In reality is a totally autonomous entity. Here a reflection on fully and operationally merging the two institutions.

COULD YOUR GENERATION LEAD SOCIAL INNOVATION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION?

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The HLM3 Asia Pacific Youth Innovation Challenge is a great way to promote social innovation to address problems faced by children .The Challenge Handbook aims to help young people and aspiring changemakers understand and address critical challenges faced by children. It describes effective social innovation approaches and also introduces the three Challenge Themes. ( Challenge now is closed)

A BILLION BRAINS: SMARTER CHILDREN, HEALTHIER ECONOMIES SUMMIT GOING ON IN MALAYSIA

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29 countries are meeting to accelerate progress for children and to build a better and brighter future for the region. The meeting will seek to strengthen cooperation among the Governments of Asia and the Pacific, by encouraging them to share national experiences and lessons learned

yesterday was international poverty day but who really cares?

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The 17th of October is the International Day for the eradication of Poverty, a UN special day, one of many, actually but i just found it out by chance reading a small article on a local day. The day should be of strategic importance but it seems no one really cares. Maybe because there are too many "special" days celebrated all over the world? Find some background info about the day.

THE GYPSY GODDESS : RAMBLINGS OF A RESTLESS MIND

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It's not a review, it's rambling of a restless mind.

How does empowerment happen?

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What is empowerment? What are processes underpinning it ? What does empowerment really mean? Can be facilitated by outsiders? A conceptualization that looks at a) self awareness and b) self actualization.

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WHAT IS DISABILITY?

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People are disabled by society, not just by body. Disability isn't a curse but a boon.

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