BOLIVIA ELECTS MORALES FOR ANOTHER 5 YEARS: Is revolutionary change still on the agenda?

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Claire Veale   On Sunday 12 Oct 2014, Bolivians voted to re-elect Evo Morales Ayma, Bolivia’s incumbent president, with an overwhelming 60%. Morales has indeed gained widespread popular support through his anti-imperialist and socialist policies, with even the World Bank forced to recognise the successes of his social programmes. His government has fallen short, however, […]

ICT Transforming Africa, a New Report Says

A report on education, training and development in Africa shows that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is beginning to have a significant impact on agriculture and may even be helping to make a reality of the African Union’s 2063 Vision of a “transformed continent”. The eLearning Africa Report 2014, which interviewed people working in the agriculture […]

New Development Reporters Announced

Global South Development Magazine has announced the names of 7 new development reporters as part of its 2014-2015 development reporter program. The reporters will be reporting on different developmental issues from different parts of the world for a fixed period of two years. The newly appointed reporters that will join GSDM’s thriving global community are: […]

Latinos in London: Pride, not Prejudice

  For 20 years Maria Luisa has cleaned the house of one family. Every day she spends a good four to six hours in their home, dusting off their personal belongings, witnessing their day to day lives, and probably spending more time in the house than the stroppy teenage son; “but they never talk to […]

Syrian Refugee: ‘I don’t want to die’

In an effort to give a voice to the Syrian people, GSDM Latin America Editor and photographer Diego Cupolo wrote Seven Syrians: War Accounts From Syrian Refugees a non-fiction book by 8th House Publishing going to be released in January 2014. Seven Syrians presents the war as experienced through Syrian refugees living in Reyhanl, a […]

Global South Development Magazine December 2013 edition published!

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Download your free copy here 14 Dec, 2013, HELSINKI, Global South Development Magazine’s December 2013 issue has been published today. This edition focuses on the protracted conflict in Syria and its consequences on ordinary civilians. In this edition of GSDM, our Latin America editor Diego Cupolo takes you to the refugee camps of Turkey-Syria border and […]

Reinventing a New Model for Education in Rural Nepal

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By MANOJ BHUSAL (Text & Photos) A Public school in western Nepal offers a new educational model that could significantly change Nepal’s primary and secondary education system. Public schools in Nepal do not excite many as they are not renowned for quality education. Establishment of democracy in 1990 gave rise to privatization and private schools […]