March 22, 2016
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It has a been a number of years since mobile phone penetration rates began turning heads in development circles. Kenya, perhaps the most referenced country in regards to this statistic, reached 80% last year, which is still considered a low estimate by some. While this has brought significant cultural and economic changes, its supposed biggest dividend, transparency and better governance, has yet to be demonstrated for any su...

March 21, 2016
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“Poverty has diminished in the last 25 years, affecting900 million people less, but inequality between social groups has risen and is expected to grow more. This can jeopardize peace." This was stated at the University of Navarra by Stefano Zamagni, Professor at the University of Bologna and Johns Hopkins University in Bologna (Italy), and member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Zamagni gave the III ICS Lect...

March 11, 2016
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102 million people call an archipelago of 7,107 islands home. The Philippines tucked away in South East Asia is the 12th largest country in the world by population. In a 1903 census conducted by the then American colonial administration, found that the former Spanish (later American) colony was home to 8 million people spread throughout the archipelago. In a 2015 study by the National Economic Development Authority, the now independent Republic was found to be home to 105 million people. This represents a 1170% population jump in the last 113 years.

The Philippines, one...

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