What can Bangladesh teach the Netherlands about climate adaptation?

Floods in Bangladesh

Climate change has caused many floods in Bangladesh. Researchers in Bangladesh and the Netherlands are now collaborating to find ways to deal with rising water levels. Photo: Amir Jinaj, Flickr

Of: Robert Gladh

The Netherlands has long worked to build dikes and ditches as protection against water. Knowledge exchange between the Netherlands and Bangladesh means that similar challenges can be tackled in a sustainable way, both now and in the future. Utvecklingsmagasinet met two researchers at Utrecht University.

December 13, 2019, FUF-correspondents

New magazine about innovation and development

Adjusting technology to benefit development is tricky - but India might be heading straight into the future. Photo: Pexels.

Of: The Chancellery

There are currently more mobile devices than humans on earth. How is the rapid technological development affecting the development of the world? Join us in India, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Congo, Rwanda and many other places to read how technology can change the way we look at global development. FUF Lund has made an entire magazine about innovation and development.

March 6, 2019, News

We need to map out how the global goals in Agenda 2030 are related

Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson) and Måns Nilsson

When decision-makers invest in schooling for girls, it affects gender equality and the level of education as well as poverty and health. In order to better implement the global goals in Agenda 2030, we therefore need to map out how the different goals are connected to each other, write Måns Nilsson and Annie Sturesson at the research institute SEI.

September 18, 2017, Debate

It is necessary to invest in research on the infectious diseases of poverty

Of: Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl

To fight the diseases of poverty is to fight poverty. Today, people in the world's poorest countries fall ill and die mainly from diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases. The declining support for research on global health is therefore unacceptable, write Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl.

September 13, 2017, Debate

Sports projects risk losing development focus

Of: Niklas Hafen

Sport is increasingly used as a means to achieve peace and development in vulnerable parts of the world. Sport has an ability to attract many people through its popularity. But despite intentions to contribute to the fight against HIV / AIDS or peace talks, the focus instead risks ending up in competition and achievement. Maybe we place too much faith in sports' contribution to global development? It writes Niklas Hafen, PhD in sports science.

April 6, 2017, Debate

Animal health important for poverty reduction and food security

Of: Arvid Owl, Jonathan Rushton and Ulf Magnusson

Investments in improved animal health contribute in several ways to the implementation of Agenda 2030. It shows one new report from the Expert Group on Development Aid (EBA). Improved animal health gives poor animal keepers increased production and yields, and also reduces the spread of infectious diseases and multi-resistant bacteria. Sweden has unique experience of organized animal health work - these experiences should be used in international development cooperation, the authors of the report write.

March 7, 2017, Debate

Time to realize economic principles for reducing inequality

Of: Elina Scheja and True Schedvin

Oxfam recently launched a report showing that 8 individuals own as much as half of the earth's population. The extreme inequality is impossible to justify, but the report blames outdated assumptions. Leading economists no longer believe that poverty can be eradicated through growth that "seeps down". If current economic thinking is put into use, an inclusive development is possible, write Elina Scheja and True Schedvin in Sida's chief economist team.

January 31, 2017, Debate