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Romania | Use Data, Base your Conclusions on Facts

Five Questions with Corina Murafa, Managing Director of Ashoka in Romania, and former GDN grantee, who has always focused, in her various professional engagements, on producing long-lasting positive change in Romania. ​

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Ethiopia | The planet is full of interactions that ultimately impact society

Five Questions with Mengistu Ketema, Associate Professor, School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management and Director, Research Extension and Publication Office at Haramaya University in Ethiopia.   

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Africa | Of Digitalization and Development : What does the future hold for African manufacturing?

Five Questions with Karishma Banga, Senior Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute. Karishma talks about how Africans are affected by digitalization.

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Myanmar | Data Sharing to Stop Human Trafficking

Five Questions with Hasina Kharbhih, Founder, Impulse NGO Network who has wored on stopping human trafficking since she was a teenager. She is a GDN grantee having won an award for the Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP). 

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Colombia | Human Displacement – Lessons from Colombia

Five Questions with Ana Maria Ibañez, Professor Universidad de los Andes, Rice Visiting Professor, MacMillan Center, Yale University.

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Madagascar | Counting the Wealth of Nature

Five Questions with Professor Solofo Rakotondraompiana, Remote Sensing and Environmental Geophysics Laboratory, Institute & Observatory of Geophysics, University of Antananarivo. 

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Peru | It's High Time for Good Governance

Five Questions with Miguel Jaramillo, Executive Director of the Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), one of the most influential think tanks in the Americas. He has also recently joined the Social Protection Committee in Peru, and is a member of GDN's Alumni.

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Sri Lanka | Boosting Farmers'​ Resilience

Five Questions with Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Economist at the Institute of Policy Studies in Sri Lanka, and winner of the US$30,000 First Prize of the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research, administered by the Global Development Network in 2014.

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Global Perspective | Local Research Can Improve Lives

Five Questions with Ramona Angelescu Naqvi, Director of Programs at the Global Development Network (GDN). Ramona provides strategic oversight to the organization's research capacity building programs across the globe. She has written on global governance, migration and capacity building. 

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Bhutan | Research is Key to the Development of my Country

Five Questions with Dr. Phanchung, who took over as the Director General of the Department of Research and External Relations at the Royal University of Bhutan from August 2015

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