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Why the West Needs to Ditch Its Exceptionalist Mindset

14 April, 2015


The end of western hegemony need not be a bad thing for the world or even the West. As the West tries desperately to maintain an unsustainable status quo, it is fast losing credibility and friends. Instead, it should accept that the world's economic and political center of gravity will continue to shift east, and look to build a new set of institutions where it can be an equal member rather than an overlord.

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Rural enterprise, not lighting, sparks prosperity

04 April, 2015


While there is no doubt that lighting does improve quality of life to a degree, it alone cannot improve the economic prospects for remote rural communities. To do this, rural enterprise development is key and electricity must be affordable and sustainable, not intermittent and thus used simply for entertainment and charging mobile phones.

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180 malls in Jakarta, as 50 million people need basic homes

26 February, 2015


ONE of President Jokowi’s biggest challenges is to provide affordable homes for the thousands of disenfranchised and un-bankable Indonesians who supported him.

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Past Programmes

Expanding micro-insurance in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, 16-27 March 2015
Affordable housing for underserved communities in Indonesia
Indonesia, 26 January - 6 February 2015