But often these new 'forests' have only grown thanks to increased deforestation abroad.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Timor-Leste's vibrant democracy is seen as a bright light in a troubled region, but political instability could threaten the progress it has made.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Arab-Islamic education is neither a limited nor recent phenomena. While poorly understood, it remains a fundamental part of the educational development of the region.
The climate crisis is a complex scientific problem. New systems have to be developed through democratic systemic reforms.
Changes under Queensland's recently instituted Planning Act give councils much more leeway in their decision-making, which makes it harder for appeals against decisions to succeed.
To help ensure that environmental and health services are available in slums, Indian women are asserting their rights thanks to solidarity networks and non-confrontational approaches.
Tree bonds are set to be introduced by a Melbourne city council to protect city trees. But how do they work and why are they needed?
Trapped in low growth trajectory, South Africa needs to boost small business development.
American charitable foundations have gradually established themselves as key players in the African academic sector. If the benefits have been remarkable, there are risks as well.
Instead of nagging younger kids "not to forget", and trusting the power of the child’s developing memory alone, try to help them "offload" as much of the work as possible.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
Parasites are not only a personal health problem – they are political too.
After a scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti, the UK government has threatened to withdraw aid money from the charity.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn't succumb to it.
How to explore the pathways for an objective alliance between demographic dynamics and youth education in sub-Saharan Africa.
It seems there is a gap between what companies publicly assume or state they are doing with the sustainable development goals and what they are actually doing.