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    How to re-open a cash lifeline to Somalia

    Money laundering and terrorism curbs have severed vital remittance channels which account for more than all foreign aid

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    Laura Hammond is Reader and Head of Development Studies, SOAS University of London

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    Why everyone benefits when women are in employment

    Women comprise just under half the world's population and great strides have been made in advancing their rights. Yet their participation in the workforce is actually falling and their earning potential is still restricted. And this is not just a Third World problem: the West is also guilty. Enabling women to work benefits everyone

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    Jeni Klugman is a development economist and a Fellow at the Kennedy School, Harvard University

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    A lot of pain for so little gain

    The EU bears some responsibility for Greece’s liquidity crisis

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    Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and author of Greekonomics

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    Review: Tragedy through the eyes of Gaza's children

    Born in Gaza, Hernan Zin, 2015

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    Nordics: A higher glass ceiling

    The Danes take equality seriously but without Norwegian-style quotas for company boards, men still hog the top spots

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    Clare MacCarthy is Nordic Correspondent for The Economist

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    Review: Gross domestic oversight

    Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? Katrine Marçal, Portobello Books, £12.99

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    Diane Coyle is Professor of Economics, University of Manchester, and author of GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History

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    India: Taboos are bad for girls’ health

    The stigma around menstruation puts India’s adolescents at risk

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    Madhumita Das is a Senior Technical Specialist on Men and Masculinities and Anne Stangl is a Senior Behavioural Scientist with a focus on stigma and discrimination, both at the International Centre for Research on Women

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    Review: China's ghost towns

    Ghost Cities of China: The Story of Cities without People, in the World’s Most Populated Country Wade Shepard Zed Books £14.99

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    Deljana Iossifova, formerly a practising architect who has worked in China and Japan, is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Manchester

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    Rwanda: Visible progress yet power is still a male preserve

    Equality is championed in Rwanda but real influence belongs to the president

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    Susan Thomson is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University and author of Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda

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    Reading List: Mexico

    El Narco – Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency Ioan Grillo (Bloomsbury,£8.99)

    Among the many books about Mexico’s drug cartels, this is a fast-paced page-turner that manages to be comprehensive on the causes of the problem, chilling on its effects and compelling on the larger-than-life personalities involved.

    Nothing, Nobody, the Voices of the Mexico City Earthquake Elena Poniatowska (Temple University Press, £22.99)

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    Jude Webber is Mexico and Central America Correspondent for the Financial Times. Mexico is the market focus country at the London Book Fair, April 14-16

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