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Diinsider Life’s 2023 Recap: Hurdles and Breakthroughs in the Development Sector

Many areas have seen a halt to progress, in part due to a convergence of crises that include the ongoing ...
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Why food waste crisis is a critical environmental problem in Southeast Asia?

Food has a very high degree of complexity. It is a vital component of all societies, something we must survive, ...
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2023 SDGs progress report: The peculiarity of Nigerian progress

By A A ISAACTAMSON “The seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals are integrated…they recognized that action in one area will affect ...
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Challenges and opportunities: The road of industrial transformation and upgrading in Yiwu

By Jiawei Li, Junhan Xu, Yicheng Yao "Manufacturing relocation is inevitable; Southeast Asian and South American countries will take over ...
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What did Ecuador’s largest hydropower project bring to the country?

By Zhouai Joann Yu “Ecuador has 30% of our energy production based on hydropower. Sounds good right?” says Emilio Cobo, ...
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Local Entrepreneurship and Global Competitiveness: From Yiwu Toy Industry to the Whole Market

By Wenxuan Song, Yinlong Shen, Yuan Ning, Yufan Zhu Dating back to the Qing Qianlong period, as the saying goes, ...
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Sustainable tourism: preserving the ecosystem and creating livelihood

One of the horrible ironies of the climate problem is that some of the most stunning and well-known locations on ...
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A comprehensive look at social enterprises in Thailand

The numerous social, economic, and environmental issues brought on by capitalism have given rise to social enterprise (SE), which has ...
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Exposing the gender divide in Nigerian digital literacy

By A A IsaacTamson The modern world arrogated that technology is pulling down the pillars of ancient Nigeria; it pointed ...
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What needs to be done to close the gender gap in Uganda’s education

By A A ISAACTAMSON Gender discrimination has changed its garment. It is very much alive today in almost all countries ...
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Addressing child labour issue in Africa for a sustainable future

In the last four years, there has been a dramatic increase of 8.4 million children, bringing the total number of ...
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Exploring the situation of Social Enterprises in ASEAN

This is Diinsider's introductory series of articles exploring the environment of social enterprises in ASEAN. Since about ten years ago, ...
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Small Loans, Big Issues: Microfinance and Women Empowerment

In 1974, Professor Yunus made a $27 loan to the villagers of Jobra who were too poor to get any ...
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“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose”: why and how Shakespeare is a complex figure in decolonization of education

By Jingye Tang Since the Black Lives Matters movements in 2020, popular and academic appeals for further decolonization in education ...
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A Comparative Perspective on Giving Day Based on GivingTuesday and 99 Giving Day

By: Ying Wang “Ying, the big day is almost here” “Can we count on you to make an impact, Ying?” ...
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Examine How Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage Influences Ethnic Women Empowerment

By: Yu Wan, Honggu Zhou, Xiang Zheng, Jingyi Liao, Zihan Zhang There are more than 5000 ethnic groups in the ...
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Nepal Meets Menstrual Cup

By: Aishwarya Rani Singh In the year 2012, I joined Bachelors in Development Studies at National College. It was after ...
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Importance of Community-based Initiative for Disaster Risk Reduction

By: ThinnNay Chi Sun Flood is regarded as one of the most continual natural hazards which can quickly become significant ...
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Learning while Facebooking

By: AA Isaactamson In prehistoric times when access to education was limited, people jumped from library to library in search ...
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Effects of Insecurity on Education

By: AA Isaactamson Globally, security has remained a subject of great concern. No nation or society can boast of being ...
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Nigerian Youths’ Role in the Emergence of a new Nigeria

By: Abdulmalik Adetola Lawal The situation in Nigeria from the onset of gaining independence has been enveloped with socio, political, ...
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The Real Influencers: Celebrities

By: A A Isaactamson It is clear to all that locally and globally, celebrities are fast becoming key actors in ...
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The gaping hollow in India’s obligations as a welfare state

By: Shivani Raheja Health security as a responsibility of the State   Good health is “both essential and instrumental to human ...
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Redefining Masculinity: Are Men Ready to Challenge the Stereotypes?

By: Wai Yan Lin The majority of men in society have been trying to live up to the expectations of ...
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Through the lens of E-Naira: Looking at the future of the Central Bank Digital Currency

By: A A Isaactamson With the inception of technology, growing opportunities, and the financial incentives associated with the digital technology; ...
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Embracing Feminism: A way to ensure Inclusive Development and Gender Equality

By: Asif Amer “From being apologetic of the label 'feminist', I have become convinced of the need to use the ...
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The dilemma of work and family for rural women in China: how do government and enterprises address it?

By: Juliana Sun, Maggie Sun, Weiyi Wang, Xiangjun Ye Among the rolling hills of Ceheng County in Guizhou province, China, ...
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Internalized Misogyny and How it Affects Women in Development

By: Victoria Thaw We have all heard of the words Sexism, Homophobia, Racism, etc but we do not often hear ...
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The challenges faced by India’s frontline healthcare (S) heroes

By: Shivani Raheja India’s healthcare system houses a three-tiered structure. This includes Sub-centres, Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health ...
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Education: Game Changer for Refugee Women and Girls in Kakuma

By: Anastasia Chen, Cici Chen, Daisy Ding, Raining Li, Zora Zhang Not long ago, the Tokyo Olympics came to a ...
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Monitoring and Evaluation 101 with Levante International Development

By: Samyuktha Sethuraman Monitoring and Evaluation, commonly known as M&E is probably something we have already heard by now, especially ...
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Why Anti-Food Waste Law Is Necessary

By: Yayun Lai On the 5th of May 2021, Youth With You, a trendy talent show where over 100 trainees compete ...
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Elderly Care in China: Obstacles and Innovations

By: Liuliu Zhang Aging is an inevitable trend in China and will be so for quite a long time. The ...
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Financing Renewable Resources to Mitigate Climate Change

By: Marc Aguilar, Yunish Ghimire Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of this generation. The research on ...
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Is Moving Towards Digital Sustainability Marketing of Benefit to All?

By: Mahira Rodoshee & Yayun Lai With consumers placing more focus on the environmental effect of the product, it's dawning ...
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No Child’s Play: Understanding the Challenges Faced By Children Worldwide During COVID-19

By: Siyi Chu and Harshvi Trivedi Gargi Mishra is a 21-year old Teach for India fellow teaching in a low-income ...
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Myanmar in triple peril: COVID-19, military coup, and hunger

By: Lara Grace Palay & Liuliu Zhang In 2015, world leaders created a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ...
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Analysis: Gender Disparity Amidst COVID-19

By: Danyun Xiong, Phoo Pwint The year 2020 is unlike any other in the course of human history. The outbreak ...
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How far are we in achieving a plastic-free world?

By: Hans Ethan Carbonilla, Punkhuri Kumar When we see waters from the river flowing, lakes being calm, waterfalls roaring, the ...
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Social Impact 101

By: Samyuktha Sethuraman Social Impact. If you are in the Development sector, you might have heard these two words quite ...
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Who Run The World? Understanding The Role of Women in Protests Around The World

By: Harshvi Trivedi Protesting is as fundamental a right as voting. In the last few years, many demonstrations have shown ...
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1 Person, 1 Yuan, 1 Day, 1 Family: One Foundation leads the creation of a more inclusive society in China

By: Liuliu Zhang A More Inclusive Society for Children with Autism Every April 2nd, on the World Autism Awareness Day, ...
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The Pathway to China’s Carbon Neutral Goal

By: Yayun Lai On the 18th meeting of the Comprehensively Deepening Reform Committee, Chinese leader Xi Jinping once again highlighted ...
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A Closer Look into Thailand’s Digital Economy: Success and Challenges

By: Thawdar Lwin In the digital era, the digital economy is emerging exponentially because of its dynamic nature and the ...
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The Unfunny Side of the Meme Culture

By: Punkhuri Kumar Most of us spend hours scrolling through our Facebook and Instagram feeds, looking at memes and sharing ...
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Struggles of Dhaka’s Street food Vendors to Survive During Pandemic

By: Mahira Nazniba Rodoshee A day in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, cannot be imagined without the delicious and ...
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Earthier: Fighting Diabetes and Empowering Farmers

By: Yunish Ghimire Abhinandan Dhakal, a masters student of Environmental Economics from the University of York, wanted to make a ...
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Young Filipinos, Speak! Our Voices Matter

By: Faustina Talita Dizon The Philippines is faced with an uncertain future. Today’s pressing societal issues such as education disparity, ...
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Shadow Education: A Barrier to the Universalization of Education?

If one were to ask, what is the purpose of education, there would not be one straightforward answer. If we ...
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Battling the pandemic medical wastes through Filipino technology

By: Frances Kristene Alvero-Laguda With the continued battle against COVID-19 in the Philippines, so is the continued rise in the ...
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What does Carbon Trade entail for Nepal?

By: Yunish Ghimire In January of 2021, The World Bank approved an Emission Reduction (ER) project in the Terai area ...
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Fighting Gender Inequality through the Philippines’ Roots

By: Marc Adrian Aguilar The Philippines had been hailed as one of the countries embracing gender equality. The Global Gender ...
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Who is ‘She’; Why is ‘She’ unnoticed?

By: Pranesh Lavania Well in my humble opinion, ‘She’ is the only ‘God’ but let’s understand how the world views ...
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Local efforts help protect the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins in Myanmar

By: Thinn Nay Chi Sun The iconic Irrawaddy dolphins of Myanmar are facing a range of threats from economic development ...
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Digging Deep: Covid-19 school closures around the world will hit girls The hardest

By: Sania Akter Riza Schools typically provide safe spaces for girls. When they are in school, they are less likely ...
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How Improving English Language Skills can contribute to Socio-Economic Development of Myanmar?

By: Aung Myin Thu & Kyal Sin Phu Before Myanmar’s independence in 1948 was gained, a significant number of records ...
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It’s Time to Finance Myanmar’s Future, But How?

By: Thinn Nay Chi Sun & Li Bolun Identifying the right projects that are financially viable and socially meaningful has ...
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How microfinance projects can contribute development to Myanmar?

By: Thinn Nay Chi Sun The increasing numbers of Microfinance Institutions are trying to win over the 33 million unbacked ...
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A Liveable Cebu: Making it Happen with These 3 Local Initiatives

By: Lara Eviota Cebu, Philippines is known for its picturesque beaches, stunning mountains, and summery vibes. For its scenic views, ...
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Have a glance at these Responsible Businesses at the different corners of the world

By: Yingle Su and Shune Lai Thida To start positive changes and create sustainable social impact, people around the globe ...
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The next-generation of business is not just about making money anymore

By: Yingle Su Climate change. Air pollution. Sea level rise. Increasing human activities is gradually encroaching our planet. Business activities ...
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Widening Horizons: Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurs Around the World

By: Bushra Humaira Sadaf & Rasha Gobaco As selfless as the cause of social entrepreneurship sounds, it is gaining experience, ...
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Why We Need to Talk About The Impact of Flood in Myanmar’s Agriculture Sector

By: Thinn Nay Chi Sun   The agriculture sector is Myanmar’s main industry producing 23% of the country’s gross domestic ...
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