There are huge economic and business benefits to addresses, but the main initial purpose of the mapping and addressing is to ensure that the half-million residents of Sekondi-Takoradi can get appropriate and well-funded public services.
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Family planning and HIV integration means moving away from the segmented approaches that have prevailed in the recent past.
As shea butter, used in foods and cosmetics, becomes more profitable, the hope is that it will continue to benefit women, who are a disproportionate number of the poor.
Like an alarm clock on Monday morning, my children brought me back to reality, and in that moment taught me that life doesn't have to follow a plan.
The clues are there: Democracy stands a chance when leaders in emerging economies can see their way to subordinating ethnic, religious and class differences and put the economy first.
Halloween chocolate haunts me. October 31st's abundant temptations of free, sugary treats, with chocolate being the most popular, bumps up against my religious consciousness. Which will prevail?
The decision by Switzerland to share tax information, which still has to be ratified, is the latest addition to radically increased transparency of tax information over the last five years.
There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.
This kind of work -- building up frontline health workers and the systems that support them -- is a prerequisite for producing sustainable improvements in health.
Sudden oil wealth sounds like a winning lottery ticket, but for many countries, it's a disaster. Too often, a gusher breeds corruption, economic dislocation and conflict.
No need for smartphones or downloaded apps or even SMS text messages -- it turns out voice may be the killer mobile app for reaching millions of farmers in thousands of languages, many of whom can't read.
The U.N. Millennium Development Goals have a strong focus on ensuring that by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Even though my name is Mawuena, I sometimes feel like one of those Italian mobsters with several nicknames.
In 2008 Abasiama Idaresit returned to Nigeria, after studying for a degree in Information Systems & Management at the London School of Economics. He h...