A street vendor in Hanoi, Vietnam. Rather than being “helpless and hopeless”, many informal workers are self-reliant and ambitious.
The informal economy is often perceived negatively, yet recent research from developing and emerging countries indicate that the preconceptions that surround it are myths.
Consumers should ask: “who made my clothes” so that they remember the modern slavery conditions imposed on many garment workers.
Fashion Revolution week puts a spotlight on the modern slavery conditions of the fashion industry and encourages fashion consumers to ask, "who made my clothes."
Tastes change over generations.
How tastes differ between first-generation migrants and their British-born offspring.
New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB.
New research shows that the treatment of drug resistant-TB can be reduced from the current duration of 20 to 24 months to less than a year.
Using driverless cars to get from A to B in the future will mean more free time to do other activities – but will people really use it productively?
The Padma Bridge Project in Bangladesh is seen in this February 2018 photograph. SNC-Lavalin was accused of bribing officials in the construction of the bridge, though charges were later dropped.
Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon
Promoting Canadian jobs is part of any government’s political mandate, but so too is the responsibility of ensuring that Canadian businesses are not supporting or condoning corruption abroad.
On the right track?
Research suggests the government's dismantling of democracy could cost the country dear.
Sahia moved to Singpur with her husband, where they planned to build a life.
Sahia and her husband hoped to start a life in Singpur, a village in Bangladesh. But the riverside community found climate change made putting down roots impossible.
Experimental field of a salt-tolerant rice variety in Bangladesh.
Rising seas and groundwater depletion, both driven by climate change, are making soils saltier in many parts of the world. Farmers will need help adapting, especially in developing countries.
Much has changed since the Rana Plaza disaster but a compensation scheme still to be brought in.
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Five years on from the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, improvements have been made. But workers compensation is still to happen.
‘It’s really difficult to live as a rock musician in Bangladesh,“ says Samir Hafiz, a guitarist in the heavy metal band Warfaze.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
Young people raised their voices in the streets and online – but a government crackdown seeks to silence them.
A protest in New Delhi against the arbitrary exclusion of Indian citizens from the National Register of Citizens in August 2018.
Shifting parameters for citizenship are at risk of excluding millions from Indian citizenship.
Kutupalong camp at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
The Rohingya have long seen Bangladesh as a place of refuge from persecution in Myanmar.
One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.
Better childhood environments linked with higher testosterone levels in later life.
Rapper Skibkhan in the video for ‘Shob Chup,’ which condemns the culture of silence around poverty and inequality in Bangladesh.
In voicing youthful outrage over inequality and violence, Bangladeshi rappers are creating a powerful form of protest music — just as American MCs have done for 40 years.
A Rohingya Muslim child kisses his mother after they fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in September 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their country for places like Malaysia and Thailand, where a UN agency assesses their refugee claims. But can the UNHCR unwittingly cause countries to neglect investigating war crimes?
(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
Farmed fish like these carp now make an important contribution to global food security.
Many critics say that fish farms mainly sell their output to wealthy countries and don't provide much benefit to poor people in producing countries. Three aquaculture experts show why this view is wrong.
Rohingya refugees stand in a queue to collect aid supplies in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar 21 Jan. 2018.
Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
Vast numbers of Rohingyas in the region are stateless, living in limbo. Therefore, the Rohingya repatriation deal, its terms, delay and successful implementation impacts upon the lives of millions.