Development

Enabling communities to thrive for a better tomorrow. A collection of 31 posts
Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration
Development

Team Performance in Long-Duration Space Exploration

NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir collect research samples in the International Space Station for analysis. Credit: NASA. (Apr. 5, 2020)2020 has been an important year for space exploration, amongst other
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The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Global Health

The Race to the COVID-19 Vaccine

A volunteer receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate as part of a portion of the global Phase 2/3 study. This is the first human clinical trial in South Africa. Credit: Reuters. (June 24,
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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Two Extremes
Development

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Two Extremes

In 2015, the UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which clearly outline the world we want. Fast forward five years later, certain companies in the American corporate world are aligning themselves with these SDG’s by leading efforts of their own.
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Switzerland as a Guide for Environmental Policy
Sustainability

Switzerland as a Guide for Environmental Policy

For decades Switzerland has consistently been ranked among the best of other OECD countries for its policies towards the environment; most recently, it ranked 1 out of 180 countries in Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI), that measures environmental health and ecosystem vitality.
How Technology is Improving Access to Quality High School Education in South Africa
Education

How Technology is Improving Access to Quality High School Education in South Africa

South Africa’s education system is one that is plagued by a lack of resources and access to quality teaching which can be attributed to apartheid and governmental mismanagement since. The integration of technology in the classroom, however, is serving as a tool for change and improvement.
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The Water Crisis in Qatar
Development

The Water Crisis in Qatar

From winning the 2022 World cup bid, to becoming the target of an extensive political and economic embargo led by the Saudi elite and their allies in the Emirates and Egypt, the tiny sheikhdom in the Gulf has made news headlines many times.
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Cambodia as an example of educational disparities in developing countries
Development

Cambodia as an example of educational disparities in developing countries

Even though the right to education has been recognized as one of the primary human rights, it still remains inaccessible for millions of children around the world. According to the UNESCO Institute for
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Empowering Women in Low-Income Communities
Development

Empowering Women in Low-Income Communities

The world economic order has been reshaped over the past few decades. Countries that did not have such a notable presence some years ago have experienced exponential economic increases and are primary powers
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Voluntourism: could the industry for saviors could be worth saving?
Development

Voluntourism: could the industry for saviors could be worth saving?

The volunteer tourism has been heavily criticized for its exploitative nature. How can we ensure that volunteering results in positive change?
Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in post-genocide Rwanda
Development

Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and innovation in post-genocide Rwanda

In the 25 years since their devastating genocide, the Rwandan government 's innovative strategies have helped to redefine the nature of business on the African continent.
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Is Hong Kong Becoming a Cashless City?
Development

Is Hong Kong Becoming a Cashless City?

Around the globe, Hong Kong ranks 4th in network coverage, providing over 15,000 public hotspots for users to have access to the Internet. Hong Kong’s high smartphone penetration rate of 90%
Collaboration and Competition for the Ebola Vaccine
Development

Collaboration and Competition for the Ebola Vaccine

How competition and collaboration fueled the race for the ebola vaccine.
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The Impact of an Aging Population on Global Health
Development

The Impact of an Aging Population on Global Health

With an ever-present focus on communicable diseases in the world, what gets left behind are those affecting our elders.
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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Progress or Push for Chinese Dominance?
Development

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Progress or Push for Chinese Dominance?

China's emergence into the 21st century poses significant concerns in regards to their investment in foreign infrastructure.
The Accessibility of Global Health Technology
Development

The Accessibility of Global Health Technology

Investment into global health technologies foster empowerment and enablement for communities worldwide.
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Global Health Studies: The Future of Medical Undergraduates
Development

Global Health Studies: The Future of Medical Undergraduates

The emergence of global health studies has significant implications for the future of public health.
China's Belt & Road Initiative
Development

China's Belt & Road Initiative

China's investment in foreign infrastructure poses economic and political security issues for the developed world.
The Real Estate Bubble: Will the Housing Market Crash?
Development

The Real Estate Bubble: Will the Housing Market Crash?

In an era of rapid speculation and trends, we look to the data and the past to develop our own observations for the future of real estate.
The State of the Global Effort Against Malaria and the Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention Measures
Development

The State of the Global Effort Against Malaria and the Cost-Effectiveness of Prevention Measures

Investments in the fight against Malaria are taking a preventative approach to mitigate and minimize future outbreaks.