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For years, domestic workers have worked long hours taking care of others’ families and doing other work without legal protections. Yet, their contributions are central to most national economies-- indeed, some call this the work that makes all other work possible.
From the aftermath of Cyclone Mahasen to transparency in the extractive industries, take a look at what our correspondents are reporting on this week
Bridge loans close gap between money pledged and received
Could East Africa’s regional development authority help figure out how to best use the region’s water resources?
The Disasters Emergency Committee's decision to mount appeals for Syria presented significant challenges but the money is vital and is already being deployed in the field, says the DEC chairman
Without improving governance, it will not be possible to lift the 1.2 billion people who still live off $1.25 a day or less out of poverty and to ensure that economic growth will benefit all citizens
Nearly half of Sittwe’s population used to be Muslim, but almost all have been pushed to rural areas and those remaining live in a quarter of town off limits to journalists and even aid agencies
Guatemala is world’s first country to convict former head of state for genocide in its own national court - bolstering rule of law and proving that their former dictators can be brought to justice
From cyclones, floods and displacement to sexual violence and discrimination, take a look at what our correspondents are writing about this week
Allowing farmland to encroach on ecosystems could hurt nature, food security and nutrition, scientists say
Concern grows for disabled refugees, including many injured in war
Row over overseas aid follows local election gains by anti-EU party tough on immigration that have led to pressure on Cameron from right-wing MPs in his Conservative Party, the bigger coalition partner
Children in camps for displaced Muslims in western Myanmar grow up with little food, healthcare and education, and in unsanitary conditions
Rising seas and a lack of fresh water threaten the existence of the Marshall Islands
Somalia’s journey of reconstruction could be the most complex African journey in fifty years but also prove to be the most rewarding