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Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

When crowds flooded the streets and squares in various Libyan cities on 17 February 2011, they were demanding a better future with freedom and prosperity. Now, more than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, it is obvious that their dreams have b...

Democracy under attack

8 January 2023 in Brasília looked like 6 January 2021 in Washington

In protest against legitimate election results, right-wing extremists vandalised government buildings

Languages

Understanding people in their native language

Ever since author Martin Kämpchen learned to speak Bengali, he has seen India with new eyes

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Trauma

What helps traumatised societies to heal

Armed conflict disrupts society – and the media have a special role to play as peacebuilders

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Global governance

How to improve the G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatment

For all countries to become able to rise to the challenges of the current polycrisis, debt-restructuring is needed

Overview multilateral policymaking

Global problems require global solutions

Why multilateral policymaking must improve and who can make it happen

Religious totalitarianism

Iran’s protests resonate around the world

Women everywhere must be free to go where they like and dress as they please

IMF

The role of the IMF in the global debt crisis

How the IMF is delaying the debt crisis with its practice – a reform of debt policy is needed

Transition from dictatorship

Learning lessons of the past in Gambia

Why a truth commission must not only assess the facts, but also engage the public in a lasting manner

Government revenues

How to increase the fiscal space

The budgets of many developing countries and emerging markets are far too constrained

Global governance

G20 leaders are “not in a state of denial”

Indonesian economist assesses results of Bali summit in November 2022

Democracy
Food prices

Number of starving people worldwide is again on the rise

Rocketing food prices are only partly due to shortages; food speculation and energy prices are key drivers

Fighting poverty

Social protection improves food security

Why social safety nets are key to fighting hunger and poverty in the global south

Global Governance

In Sharm el-Sheikh, loss and damage must be on the agenda

A Bangladeshi perspective on this year’s UN climate summit

Macroeconomics

The heavy burden of a strong dollar

How the fast appreciating US currency is causing stress in developing countries and emerging markets

Smallholder farmers

Neglected, but essential agricultural heritage

Why the future of human civilisation depends on impoverished farming communities in remote rural areas

Central America

Planting diverse crops, securing livelihoods

Farming in a traditional and sustainable way benefits biodiversity and helps against external shocks

Governance

Debt situation is escalating in many developing countries

Multilateral action is needed to get a grip on debt problems in low-income countries

Sahel region

Peace requires strategy

Researchers advise Germany's Federal Government to draft coherent strategies crisis and conflict countries

Flooding

Pakistan is paying price for neglect of climate adaptation

Not having contributed much to climate change, Pakistanis suffer impacts

Poverty

School closures in pandemic showed multidimensional poverty

UNICEF reckons that one third of the world’s schoolchildren did not get formal lessons because of Covid-19

Personal experiences

Covid-19 impacts worldwide

D+C/E+Z contributors from very different countries share their personal experiences on the Corona pandemic

Personal experiences

Covid-19 impacts worldwide

D+C/E+Z contributors from very different countries share their personal experiences on the Corona pandemic

Personal experiences

Covid-19 impacts worldwide

D+C/E+Z contributors from very different countries share their personal experiences on the Corona pandemic

Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.