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Reading list for December 2014

Here we go again, here as some pointers to read during the Christmas holidays break ;-)


Girls on Bicycles Flying Towards A Better Life in Bihar

From December 15 to 30, more than 700,000 young girls in Bihar in eastern India will receive money to buy bikes so that they can continue with their education. 611 more words


Financing Africa’s massive projects

Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries


Kingsley Ighobor and Busani Bafana

An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.    1,435 more words

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A Mudança Climática e a COP 20

LIMA, 14 dic 2014 (IPS) – Tras una prórroga de 25 horas, los negociadores de 195 países alcanzaron un acuerdo con un “mínimo común necesario” de medidas para afrontar el cambio climático y postergaron las grandes decisiones sobre un nuevo tratado para la 21 Conferencia de las Partes (COP 21), que tendrá lugar en un año más en París. 335 more words


David Brooks: In Praise of Small Miracles

New York Times: Most of us don’t save enough. When governments try to encourage saving, they usually enact big policies to increase the incentives. But, in Kenya, people were given a lockable metal box — a simple place to put their money. 431 more words