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The Broker magazine features expert contributions at the forefront of international development debates. Our stories go beyond mainstream discussions, putting new or different developments into perspective.

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When the pandemic hits poor nations, focus on the role of civil society

How civil society could play a key role in creating new perspectives for the people who are hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Towards constructive collaboration with the African diaspora

There is no such thing as the diaspora. Better collaboration with diaspora organisations requires actions, both from the development sector and the diaspora community. A synthesis.

When the dust settles: what will Droukdel’s death mean for the jihadist project in the Sahel?

The question is whether this strategy of decapitation works or not. We argue that at best it is a tactical achievement which could have unintended consequences.

From ‘unhappy marriage’ to ‘living-apart-together’?

Efforts to engage the diaspora undertaken within the migration & development policy framework fail to harness ‘the potential of the diaspora’. Highlighting three issues that are at stake in this referred to ‘unhappy marriage’.

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