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Social cohesion: The missing link in overcoming violence and inequality?

The aim of this study is to understand the importance of strong social cohesion in the cities of Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro, which suffer from high levels of inequality, poverty, and violence. More info.


16 January 2019 | South Africa's 4th Industrial Revolution belongs to the youth

“Data is the new gold, the new oil of the 21st century”. So pronounced Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the European Comm....

8 January 2019 | The biggest cost burden of Africa's growing diabetes epidemic is borne by the poorest

The number of people with diabetes in Africa will almost triple between 2015 and 2040, rising from 14.2 million to 34.2 million, according to The Inte....

8 January 2019 | Urban-rural collaboration part of the recipe for balanced development

To mark the 40th anniversary of its opening-up policy, China hosted an international forum to share the lessons of its metamorphosis from an impoveris....