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Global South Urbanization Does Not Have to Harm Biodiversity

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY How to balance fragile ecosystems with rapid urbanization will be the challenge for planners and governments across the global South in the coming years. The urbanization trend is clear: the world’s total urban area is expected to triple between 2000 and 2030, with urban populations set […]

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African Innovation Eco-system Taking Shape

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY How to increase the rate of innovation in Africa? And specifically, innovation that actually improves people’s lives and reduces poverty. It is a hard question to answer, but some are putting in place the building blocks of a 21st century innovation culture by riding the information […]

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Cool Food for the Poor

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY A whole wave of high-tech, innovative products are now being developed and marketed for the world’s poor. These products are designed to raise the quality of life of poor people and treat them as a market with real needs, rather than a mass of people to […]

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Women Empowered by Fair Trade Manufacturer

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY There is sometimes a great deal of negativity surrounding the issue of manufacturing in Africa. Some claim the risks of doing business are too high or that the workers are not motivated enough. But one garment manufacturer is out to prove the skeptics wrong. It pays […]