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Urban Youth: A Great Source of Untapped Growth

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The world’s growing urbanization means that a whole generation of youth will have a dramatically different life than their parents. The world’s 3.3 billion urbanites now outnumber rural residents for the first time (UNFPA’s State of the World Population 2007 Report). And the vast majority live […]

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Youth Surge in the South: A Great Business Opportunity

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The world’s youth population (those between the ages of 12 and 24) has now reached a historical high of 1.5 billion – 1.3 billion of whom are in developing countries (World Development Report 2007). Nearly half of the world’s unemployed are youth, and the Middle East […]

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Help is at Hand for India’s Beleaguered Bus-riders

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The website is a simple affair: a distinctive logo sits above a lean-looking booking system that allows users to enter their journey start and end destination, date and then click for available buses and prices. Its simplicity is deceptive: redBus is a smart technological solution to […]

War, Peace And Development | May 2018

Preface It could be said the world and the global order both stand at a crossroads. Countries have never been so connected as they are today because of the communications revolution that began in the 1990s. The trade linkages brought about by the most recent phase of globalization (post-1980s) have dramatically increased prosperity for some […]