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A key role for think tanks in Myanmar’s development
Edgard Rodriguez discusses the role of investing in think tanks to support Myanmar’s ongoing reforms.

 Edgard Rodriguez   

Author(s): Edgard Rodriguez


Bridging humanitarian, development, and security concerns to advance health for all
Greater collaboration between sectors is needed to improve health and gender equality.

 Qamar Mahmood    Fawad Akbari

Author(s): Qamar Mahmood, Fawad Akbari


Untangling the myths surrounding youth and violence
Research shows that fostering stable, peaceful communities requires meaningful youth engagement.

 Martha Mutisi   

Author(s): Martha Mutisi


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