Governance News about global development governance covering ethics, gender, development goals, funding, collaboration, policy, women, human rights and more. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:57:23 GMT en Pakistan can meet SDGs by tapping wind, solar energy Pakistan’s massive wind and solar potential can help it meet sustainable development goals. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:57:23 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Starving Yemenis resort to eating tree leaves Widespread ingestion of unstudied plants worries scientists, who say that health impacts are unclear Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Big data ‘transferring power to corporations’ Companies get the benefits of big data says Linnet Taylor, data and society researcher at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Former astronaut is Brazil’s next science minister South America’s first man in space, Marcos Pontes, will lead on Brazilian science in Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:59:00 GMT Q&A: “It doesn’t matter what comes my way.” Female scientists need to focus on what needs to be done and do it, says Simone Badal, a chemist working in Jamaica. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:17:52 GMT Rich Asia Pacific nations rank poorly on development policies Global index based on how well policies support poor nations gives low scores to the region’s wealthiest countries. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Climate action held back by conflicting policy in African countries Climate change and related policies in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia are inconsistent with efforts to achieve SDGs. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37:08 GMT Q&A: ‘Women leaders must fight gender bias in the system’ Nazhat Shameem Khan, chief negotiator at the UN’s annual climate talks, on making the system more gender-inclusive. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:24:00 GMT Q&A: ‘All of Iraq's arable land needs reclamation’ Iraqi minister Hassan Janabi discusses a recent crisis in Basra and pressures on the war-torn country’s water resources. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:12:56 GMT Renaissance Dam water conflict will pass down generations Unresolved issues spell trouble for the future of the Nile Valley, says Egyptian water expert Nader Noureddine. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:32:27 GMT Q&A: ‘Let's first ask what women scientists want’ Changing social definitions of success will benefit both women and men, says Rana Dajani. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT AI impact on human rights to come under scrutiny Australian project aims to keep tech rights-centred as experts say impacts are emerging in the developing world. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:11:46 GMT Indigenous people ‘attuned’ to chronic disease risks Communities in Ecuador and Brazil face rising rates of disease linked to changes in diet, sedentary lifestyle. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:42:38 GMT Global science body promises to reach poor regions Merger gives rise to new international science council with diverse views on what its focus should be. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:15:00 GMT Q&A: ‘We can't just fold our arms and watch inequalities’ Advancing equality in science requires an overhaul of the institutional establishment, says Mame Yaye Kène Gassama. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:30:15 GMT Q&A: ‘I imagine diversity as the central axis’ in research A stronger gender perspective will improve both science and people’s lives, says Mexico’s Julia Tagüeña. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:18:19 GMT African research in danger due to low prioritisation African nations’ inability to contribute one per cent of GDP to R&D is frustrating researchers, says a meeting. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:55:28 GMT Are ‘native’ scientists not good enough? The Philippine government’s tendency to rely on foreign experts has riled up local scientists. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:59:31 GMT African patients more likely to die from surgery Two per cent of African patients die from surgery compared with the global average of one per cent. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:09:30 GMT