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Global spending on R&D has reached a new high of $1.7 trillion, with 10 countries accounting for 80 per cent of spending, according to the UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). And countries have pledged to increase public and private R&D spending and the number...

The Mahila Samakhya (MS) programme, started in 1989 as a national programme for women's empowerment under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), was a response to the 1986 education policy that recognised education as a means of empowerment and transformation, and also acknowledged...

Background: Developing countries are undergoing a process of epidemiological transition from infectious to noncommunicable diseases, described by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as ''a public health emergency in slow motion." One of the most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa is...

The world has seen a dramatic upsurge in the number of displaced persons since World War II.
As the international community and host governments struggle to cope with the ever increasing
number of new refugee inflows, a more staggering number of refugees live in protracted
...

The first edition of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016 (NEF GG 2016), with the theme Connecting Science to Humanity, was held in Dakar, Senegal from 8-10 March 2016. The NEF GG established the level of excellence and global aspiration for science in Africa, with the Next Einstein...

In conducting fieldwork for every research project, a key factor in the success of the research is the cultural negotiation of the researchers themselves. This article highlights the role of research assistants in navigating the spaces of research and in the production of knowledge. The article...

Reduction of crime in general, and the safety of women and children in particular should remain a priority in social policy and governance. To reduce crimes against women in poor localities, sufficient access to water and a proper increase in the number of public toilets, while ensuring access...

Central to Tanzania's vulnerability is widespread reliance on climate-dependent livelihoods, as well as high levels of poverty; therefore climate change must be considered a high priority for the government, which has identified key sectors in need of adaptation action: water, coastal and marine...

Poor urban infrastructure, inadequate policing, presence of gangsters, drug addicts and peddlers (particularly in low-class neighbourhoods); lack of public toilet facilities; congestion and narrow alleys; are some factors that contribute to crime and feelings of insecurity particularly amongst...

This detailed study traces connections between wealthy and political elites in Honduras, and organized crime. For Honduran transnational elites, the state's role is simple: to create and enforce rules that favour their continued power over key industries and the capital accumulation that...

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