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Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Rwanda

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Artisan entrepreneurs receive business training from Indego Africa at their cooperative, Covanya, in Nyamata, Rwanda, 2011 (Courtesy Benjamin D. Stone, copyright Indego Africa). Artisan entrepreneurs receive business training from Indego Africa at their cooperative, Covanya, in Nyamata, Rwanda, 2011 (Courtesy Benjamin D. Stone, copyright Indego Africa).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Benjamin D. Stone, director of strategy and general counsel at MicroCredit Enterprises, CFR term member, and vice chairman of Indego Africa; and Karen Yelick, CEO of Indego Africa. Here they discuss how Indego Africa’s Leadership Academy for female artisan entrepreneurs in Rwanda aligns with the country’s twenty-year history of empowering women leaders.

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Legal Rights on the Books and in Practice

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Demonstrators handcuff their wrists and tape their eyes and mouths while taking part in a protest calling for changes to the constitution. Yangon, Myanmar, January 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Stringer). Demonstrators handcuff their wrists and tape their eyes and mouths while taking part in a protest calling for changes to the constitution. Yangon, Myanmar, January 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Stringer).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article from Juan Carlos Botero, executive director of the World Justice Project, is part of an ongoing Development Channel series on global justice and development.

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Formalizing Economies to Fight Poverty

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Men look for metals and other valuables in the waste waters of the city dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala, September 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez). Men look for metals and other valuables in the waste waters of the city dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala, September 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Karen Tramontano, founder and president of the Global Fairness Initiative, and is part of an ongoing Development Channel series on global justice and development.

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Balancing Security and Accountability

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir waves at military soldiers in Heglig, Sudan, April 2012 (Courtesy Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah). Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir waves at military soldiers in Heglig, Sudan, April 2012 (Courtesy Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Nema Milaninia, a legal officer in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The views expressed are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or the ICTY. This piece is part of an ongoing Development Channel series on global justice and development.

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Navigating Tensions in Social Enterprise

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Artisan entrepreneur Therese Iribagiza at Indego Africa's partner cooperative, Cocoki, in Kigali, Rwanda, 2011 (Courtesy Benjamin D. Stone, copyright Indego Africa). Artisan entrepreneur Therese Iribagiza at Indego Africa's partner cooperative, Cocoki, in Kigali, Rwanda, 2011 (Courtesy Benjamin D. Stone, copyright Indego Africa).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Benjamin D. Stonedirector of strategy and general counsel at MicroCredit Enterprises and vice chairman of Indego Africa. Here he discusses Indego Africa’s experiences grappling with the tension between a social enterprise’s social mission and commercial goals. 

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Challenging Child Marriage in India

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Child bride Krishna, 12, stands in a corn field behind her house , located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, July 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/Danish Siddiqu). Child bride Krishna, 12, stands in a corn field behind her house, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, July 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/Danish Siddiqu).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Pinaki Halder, West Bengal state director for Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor.

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Make Rule of Law a Development Goal

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Millennium Development Goals Conference at the United Nations in New York City, September 22, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Eric Thayer). U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Millennium Development Goals Conference at the United Nations in New York City, September 22, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Eric Thayer).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from James A. Goldston, the executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, which advances the rule of law and legal protection of rights worldwide through advocacy, litigation, research, and the promotion of legal capacity. Here he discusses why rule of law should be included in the post-2015 development agenda. This piece is part of an ongoing Development Channel series on global justice and development.

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Keep the World Bank Accountable

by Guest Blogger for Terra Lawson-Remer
Use of child labor in harvesting palm oil in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, 2009 (Courtesy Accountability Counsel). Use of child labor in harvesting palm oil in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, 2009 (Courtesy Accountability Counsel).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Natalie Bridgeman Fields, founder and executive director of Accountability Counsel. Here she discusses the implications of proposed changes to the World Bank Inspection Panel. This is the first piece in an ongoing Development Channel series on global justice and development.

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Emerging Voices: Closing the Gender Gap in Financing

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
A woman from the Amazon region weaves a textile in Lima, Peru, July 2012 (Courtesy Reuters/Enrique Castro-Mendivil). A woman from the Amazon region weaves a textile in Lima, Peru, July 2012 (Courtesy Reuters/Enrique Castro-Mendivil).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Henriette Kolb, head of Gender Secretariat at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector financing arm of the World Bank. Here she discusses how to address the gender gap in access to financing.

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Emerging Voices: The Broken Promises of the Paris Declaration

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Outstretched hands, Kukes, Albania, 1999 (Courtesy Reuters). Outstretched hands, Kukes, Albania, 1999 (Courtesy Reuters).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Paul Callan, Andria Thomas, Sebastian  Burduja, Leticia Kawanami, and Adam Bradlow of or formerly of Dalberg Global Development Advisors. Here they review how the agreements of the Paris Declaration played out in practice.  

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