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By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Indian City Slum Areas Become Newly Desirable Places to Live Development Challenges: With India’s urban economy experiencing rapid growth, its slums – once seen as the most undesirable places to live in the country, if not on Earth – are attracting the attention of affluent residents and developers in […]

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Protecting Threatened Fruits and Nuts in Central Asia

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Between 94,000 and 144,000 plant species — a quarter to a half of the world’s total — could die out in the coming years, according to an estimate by Scientific American (2002).  Among them are vital food crops, threatened by a world in which climate change is […]

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Africa’s Tourism Sector Can Learn from Asian Experience

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Africa continues to be seen as new territory for global tourism, yet it still is not even close to meeting its potential,according to a report by a South African think tank. In fact, many resorts and tourist areas are failing to fill up with visitors. This contrasts […]

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China Consumer Market: Asian Perspective Helps

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The rise of China since 1989 has been the most remarkable development story of our times. The number of people lifted out of poverty is historically unprecedented: 65 percent of Chinese people lived below the poverty line in 1981; in 2007 it was 4 percent (World Bank). […]