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November 30, 2018
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More than 200 million women, mainly in Africa, suffer female genital cutting (FGC), a practice rooted in some societies as a moral duty for women, and somehow as an assumed cultural habit. Apart from the international initiatives that aim to stop it, not everyone understands why does FGC persist. And answering to that is a must to face it.

That is why Dr. Lucia Corno, Assistant Professor of economics at the Catholic University of Milan, and her colleagues Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University), Nathan Nunn (Harvard University), and Alessandra Voe...

November 12, 2018
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More than 50 people gathered last Friday the 9th of November to attend the NCID Workshop on Urban Issues in Developing Countries. The event had presentations of three experts on different fields of urbanism: technology and artificial intelligence, theoretical and construction approach and finally a cartography approach joined with community participation.

The first one up was Prof. Reinhard König, who teaches Computational Architecture at Bauhaus-University Weimar. His presentation focused on how to use artificial intelligence...

October 10, 2018
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For long, we have turned a blind eye to a rising global crisis: more than 1.600 million people are without access to proper housing. This issue is especially salient in Sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the world’s highest poverty rate where one third of its urban population living in informal settlements. It is as high as 90% in countries such as South Sudan and Central African Republic.

At the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), we want to tackle this issue with state-of-the-art tools and evidence-based research to assist in decision-making to se- cure a bet...

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