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Interfaith partnerships in the field of development: a way forward for religious pluralism in Indonesia?
Muslim-Christian interactions are growing more common in the field of development. Many of these interactions are fraught, with community activists questioning the motives of faith-based organisations (FBOs) run by those professing different religions.
Migration makes the Sustainable Development Goals agenda – time to celebrate?
In September 2015, the United Nations published the final version of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Religiosity and Muslim American attitudes towards political violence
To what extent does the religion of Islam condone or promote the justification of suicide bombings?
Will climate negotiations overcome the curse of unfulfilled expectations at COP21?
International negotiations are fundamentally nested games of expectations management. If the objectives are set too high and negotiations then fail to deliver, it would be quite difficult for the relevant...
Multidimensional Poverty Index adopted as a SDG target indicator
The Inter Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators met for the second time in Bangkok, 26-28 October 2015. The purpose was to move towards the selection of the indicators that will be...
What can the private sector offer Indian education?
Few things in education policy in developing countries are more contentious than what the role of the private sector should be.
Citizenship, violence, and youth in Brazil: reducing the legal age of criminal responsibility
In Brazil, there has been a perennial debate about reducing the legal age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 years. Congress has recently approved a legal amendment that aims to put this into practice...
Refugee crisis: Syria's religious minorities must not be overlooked
As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flee their homeland, there is a tendency to view all Syrian refugees as a homogeneous entity. They are not. Many stories are being told, but many more...
Will the SDGs advance progress for disadvantaged children?
The end of the week sees the meeting to agree the Sustainable Development Goals. Don’t expect too many surprises; the document to be signed off has already been published. There are 17 proposed goals, with...
Income and multidimensional poverty – fighting poverty in all its dimensions
The way we define poverty has changed. At the Sustainable Development Summit on 25-27 September 2015, the UN will formally adopt a new sustainable development agenda that will include a goal to end poverty...
Beyond political violence in Burundi: an economy in crisis
Burundi may have slipped from the world’s attention, but the crisis that erupted last May when President Nkurunziza announced that he would seek a third term is far from being resolved. Most commentators...