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  • 5 April 2016
  • 23 March 2016
    The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. In 2015, they estimated that a slowdown of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.
  • 22 March 2016
    I am using the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status. Migrants fleeing war and persecution are not a new phenomenon.
  • 22 March 2016
    The Nutrition for Growth Summit will take place on August 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the day before the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics. Titus Mung’ou, Clementina Ngina and Manaan Mumma, from Kenya’s Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA), write for Eldis on the commitments they hope Kenya will make on this occasion.
  • 22 March 2016
    The BRICS Fallacy, an article by Ana Palacio recently sparked an online debate.
  • 22 March 2016
    In order to solve poverty and ecological crisis we need to tackle the irrationality of endless growth head on, argues Jason Hickel.
  • 22 March 2016
    Over the past five years big strides have been made to ensure that nutrition remains on the global, national and community-level agenda, writes Christine Muyama of Uganda Civil Society Coalition on Scaling up Nutrition.
  • 22 March 2016
    Many of the poorest and most marginalised groups have not benefitted enough from progress on the Millennium Development Goals. Tanvi Bhatkal of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) explains why a shift in attitude and policy is needed.
  • 22 March 2016
    With 2016 finally here it is time to look at what events might be worth attending or at least following in the coming year. This is by no means a definitive list but we wanted to make a few suggestions…
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    23 February 2016
    V. Ramani, who has been selected as one of the 2016 Transform Nutrition Champions, writes for Eldis on his experience of working with others in Maharashtra to tackle child undernutrition.
    Tracy Zussman
  • 11 February 2016
    The way the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and CARICOM countries worked together for the Paris climate talks (COP21) at the end of 2015 was an achievement pointed out to me by several people while I was in Belize on a two week work exchange – from hostel owners to CCCCC staff.
    Amy Hall
  • 14 January 2016
    What are greenhouse gas emissions to do with the persisting inequalities between men and women, and why should these two issues be discussed together? At first, the idea seemed confusing or even laughable to many people concerned with climate change – many of them scientists and engineers more familiar with the laws of nature and physics than with the politics of society.