Maria Kuecken - THINK ABOUT IT TH!NK ABOUT IT #3 en Copyright 2012 2012-03-07T23:11:51+00:00 Maria Kuecken - An Oily Issue: Industry meets environment in Malaysia The palm oil industry has been a pillar of Malaysia's economy for decades but environmental challenges abound alongside the expansion of plantations. Environment 2010-08-29T13:51:49+00:00 Maria Kuecken - The little island that could When most of us try to think of a development success story, Barbados is not usually a country that comes to mind. But perhaps it should. Trade 2010-07-12T13:19:11+00:00 Maria Kuecken - Why I don’t trust statistics Talking about statistics may be about as exciting as watching grass grow (or less, if I'm being truly honest). So why do we need to? Education 2010-06-18T07:58:47+00:00 Maria Kuecken - Mapping Peace An interactive map ranking 149 countries on peacefulness Crisis 2010-06-15T16:24:29+00:00 Maria Kuecken - Africa’s Role in the Post-G8 World A new report looks at how the G20 will be a driving force for less aid and more trade in Africa. Common interests, it reports, are the way forward. Politics 2010-06-05T11:02:25+00:00 Maria Kuecken - Rwanda’s gamble with democracy Is Rwanda ready for democracy? President Paul Kagame says no. Human Rights 2010-06-04T07:17:03+00:00 Maria Kuecken - Thinking small to think big Can we conduct experiments to find development solutions? The answer is a resounding yes. But how exactly does it work and what are the limits to this type of research? Poverty 2010-05-17T08:02:03+00:00 Maria Kuecken - The Future of Water Water was a hot topic at last weekend’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference. In a plenary session, a panel with diverse backgrounds discussed “The Future of Water” but not without suggestions as to how we can improve the statistics. Environment 2010-04-24T14:48:24+00:00 Maria Kuecken - Making volunteers count If we know how volunteers can go wrong, can we figure out how to avoid failures? Here's a starting point for some brainstorming on how volunteers can get it right. Tourism 2010-04-14T08:56:41+00:00 Maria Kuecken - Time to practice what we preach Microloans have made waves in the developing world. But is there a place for them in developed nations? Equality 2010-04-11T19:14:20+00:00