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  • May 29, 2015

    Consumption loans: Breaking the cycle of hunger in Zambia

    For the majority of the rural population of Zambia, small-scale farming is still the principal source of income.

    For the majority of the rural population of Zambia, small-scale farming is still the principal source of income.

  • May 27, 2015

    Young people struggling to enter labor market, says OECD

    The financial crisis has had a lasting impact on the number of young people out of work, according to the latest OECD Skills Outlook report.

    The financial crisis has had a lasting impact on the number of young people out of work, according to the latest OECD Skills Outlook report.

  • May 26, 2015
    BBC

    Mass graves and signs of torture discovered in Malaysia as the Asia migrant crisis worsens

    Human traffickers are believed to have been holding migrants for ransom in jungle camps in Malaysia, close to the Thai border, according to a new report from the BBC.

    Human traffickers are believed to have been holding migrants for ransom in jungle camps in Malaysia, close to the Thai border, according to a new report from the BBC.

  • May 22, 2015

    OECD: Temporary and part-time jobs fuelling inequality

    The rise in temporary and part-time jobs in recent decades is partly to blame for the growth of inequality in developed economies, according to a new report by the OECD.

    The rise in temporary and part-time jobs in recent decades is partly to blame for the growth of inequality in developed economies, according to a new report by the OECD.

  • May 21, 2015

    Government interventions to reduce poverty in low-income families do work

    A growing body of evidence shows that government investments in education, housing, health care, and nutrition for poorer working families have significant long-term benefits for children.
     

    A growing body of evidence shows that government investments in education, housing, health care, and nutrition for poorer working families have significant long-term benefits for children.
     

  • May 20, 2015

    Poverty as a driver for child labor in Nicaragua

    As leaders meet this week in Korea for the World Education Forum 2015, with a focus on the key themes of the right to education, equity in education, inclusive education, quality education, and lifelong learning, The Guardian presents an insight into what drives young children in Nicaragua to leave education and enter the labor force.

    As leaders meet this week in Korea for the World Education Forum 2015, with a focus on the key themes of the right to education, equity in education, inclusive education, quality education, and lifelong learning, The Guardian presents an insight into what drives young children in Nicaragua to leave education and enter the labor force.

  • May 19, 2015

    International students boost the UK economy by £2.3 billion

    According to a new report by London First, international students who travel to London to study contribute £2.3 billion to the economy. Overseas students have also been found to “support nearly 70,000 jobs” because of the money they spend.
     

    According to a new report by London First, international students who travel to London to study contribute £2.3 billion to the economy. Overseas students have also been found to “support nearly 70,000 jobs” because of the money they spend.
     

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