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Digital transparency involves communicating a clear mission and being open about how money is spent. Charities must be transparent in their digital fundraising if they want to encourage donor confidence. But how do you find out what actually happens to the money?

The example of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is an interesting case to start unravelling the link between migration, trafficking and natural disasters. The country is one of the most disaster-prone in the world, experiencing an average of 20 typhoons a year – most recently, Typhoon Nock-Ten (local name Nina) which hit the country on Christmas Day 2016.

The proportion of sex workers in Italy that are migrants is growing and estimates suggest they make up to 90% of the sex worker population in Italy. Most are female and the majority come from Nigeria, where the women trafficked are getting younger and younger.

Why Comics? resources have a powerful impact, because they’re real stories. No matter your ethnicity, age, gender or literary levels, people can understand and empathise with the human stories.

Afghanistan could get out of the vicious circle of poverty by developing the mining industry, but there are many obstacles the country cannot overcome.

Last year, our eight-week radio project in Somalia gathered nearly 20,000 text messages from over 8400 people. Impressive numbers - but did the data tell us anything interesting or useful? Was the data authentic and of high quality, and were we able to translate it into actionable insights?

Theatre and art performances are used as a channel for people in different settings, like war, post war and AIDS-epidemic countries, to express their sufferings or for educational reasons to bring about social and cultural changes that impact the efficacy of development efforts in these settings.

LIDC launched its seed funding for projects in 2013, with the specific aim of promoting intercollegiate research to address the challenges faced by low and middle income countries. The awards made have led to successful full project bids in a broad range of innovative subject areas.

What were the outcomes of this year's #ScienceAfrica UnConference?

During the day, Mauritius’ President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and other figures at the heart of Africa’s development agenda, argued for greater efforts to equip young Africans with high-level scientific and technical skills needed to address development challenges. 

The Stockholm Tech Fest Solutions Summit seemed to be a well overdue initiative – by bringing the insight of NGOs and policy makers into contact with the creativity and know-how of tech entrepreneurs