UNESCO-listed heritage site Machu Picchu attracts around 1,000 tourists a day.
Is UNESCO's prestigious lists of tangible and intangible heritage damaging the very existence of the sites on them?
Students protest outside the parliament in South Africa. The protest is seen as part of a bigger political crisis.
South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks.
Time for closer inspection.
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There's a huge divide in thinking between academia and international development on the role of the internet in economic growth.
2016 was a year of mixed fortunes in the development course of Africa.
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
Timber stockpiled along a logging road.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
Several studies have revealed forced land acquisitions in Indonesia lead to conflicts and loss of income of displaced persons.
Indonesia is pushing for more infrastructure development projects. But the people relocated to make way for these projects have very little power to ensure their livelihoods are secure.
Giraffes’ future is much less secure than many people had imagined.
Are giraffes really facing extinction? The decline of these beloved animals - and many others – has been hidden in plain sight as Africa builds ever more roads, railways and cities.
A line of Syrian refugees crossing the border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany Hungary Central Europe September.
International institutions make up a stage on which States vehemently and openly denounce world problems and suffering while they actually have no intention to act.
Wildlife in the Athi-Kaputiei ecosystem with new development in the background.
Athi-Kaputiei is close to Nairobi where undeveloped land is exceedingly scarce and expensive. This has made it a powerful magnet for people.
Mozambique has recorded significant poverty reduction in recent years.
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Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges
Trade incentives and more inclusive union leadership could improve working conditions in the garment industry – particularly for women.
A cancer patient from Inner Mongolia seeks treatment in Beijing.
Of women who die from cervical cancer, 87% live in poor countries.
Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev shake hands at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting, which will help facilitate transparent economic cooperation between Asian countries.
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China will have to play by international rules on transparency and accountability if it wants to secure its place as a leader for economic development in Asia.
We're used to debating the region's environment. But far-western Brazil has lots of urban problems too.
How will aid spending change after Brexit?
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Options are open for how to spend £1.4 billion of British aid channelled through EU.
Cambodians pray for peace.
Once one of the world's very poorest countries, Cambodia has been through a remarkable two and a half decades of growth and development.
Raja Ampat is one of the richest in bio-marine life in the world. But many inhabitants of the cluster of islands in West Papua, Indonesia live in poverty.
The 1,200 year old Umayyad Mosque – also known as the Great Mosque of Aleppo – lost its minaret (on left) in 2013 after continued heavy gunfire between rebels and Syrian government forces.
It is important to prosecute militants who destroy antiquities. But 'everyday' development - from dams flooding towns to the impact of mining on Indigenous rock art – does vastly more damage to heritage than war.
Six years after a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti has to recover from yet another disaster. Getting it right will be a herculean task.
Destruction in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.
At least 1,000 people perished when Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti last week, destroying houses and displacing tens of thousands