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The Gender Lab Boys Program

The Gender Lab Boys Program

From 2018 to 2019, 2,500 boys from 61 schools in Mumbai, Indore, and Delhi, India, took a journey to redefine masculinity and stand up to gender-based violence. The Gender Lab Boys Program is the brainchild of cofounders Akshat Singhal and Ayushi...

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Promoting Open Data in Nepal’s Private Sector

Promoting Open Data in Nepal’s Private Sector

The rapid growth, in our era, of data-driven decision-making offers both a challenge and an opportunity for businesses at every level in Nepal. As government agencies, research institutes, and the private sector apply new quantitative tools and the...

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A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

A Conversation with Jason DeParle “The two main themes of Filipino Overseas Worker life are homesickness and money,” writes New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer finalist Jason DeParle early in his new book, A Good Provider Is One Who...

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Philippines: Capturing the Broadband Satellite Opportunity

Philippines: Capturing the Broadband Satellite Opportunity

It’s a 45-minute drive on unpaved roads from Barangay Mabunao to Panabo, a small Philippine city in the southern province of Davao del Norte. The round trip costs “Joy” (not her real name) about US$2.00—25 percent of her daily income—just to get...

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Green Growth in Pakistan: A Necessary Paradigm Shift

Green Growth in Pakistan: A Necessary Paradigm Shift

With the ratification of an IMF bailout on May 12, Pakistan has now embarked on a difficult journey towards long-term economic stability. Some principal indicators suggest the extent of the pain: Inflation is expected to run around 18 percent in...

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Pompeo to ASEAN: The U.S. Is Committed

Pompeo to ASEAN: The U.S. Is Committed

U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo came to the 52nd annual ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok with one message in mind: that America is committed to engagement with the region, and with Thailand, a treaty ally, in particular. Speaking to...

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