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In India, Farming Is a Way of Life for Many. But Making Ends Meet Is Harder Than Ever.

Region: India

Topics: AgricultureJobs

An agrarian crisis in India has left farmers unable to make a living from their crops. Many have turned to rearing livestock or other pursuits instead, worried that they will not be able to survive.

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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman MigrationJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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Workers in Nepal Are Leaving. Can Government Loans Make Them Stay?

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human MigrationJobsMoney

Between 2008 and 2017, more than a tenth of Nepal’s population left the country, looking for jobs that are scarce at home. The government is trying to bring workers back, but their efforts to support entrepreneurs and new businesses aren’t going as well as planned.

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Tobacco is Their Prized Crop. The Sri Lankan Government Is About to Ban It

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureEconomyJobs

Facing an upcoming ban on tobacco production, farmers in Sri Lanka are hard-pressed to find an alternative crop to replace their livelihood. But many worry that it won’t be enough to sustain them.

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Garment Factories Provide Sri Lankan Women with a Source of Employment – and Pride

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Jobs

Northern Sri Lanka was hit hard economically by the country’s civil war, which ended in 2009. Now, garment factories in the area are providing local women with a chance at a stable financial future.

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In Zimbabwe, ‘Ghost Workers’ Get Government Salaries Without Doing the Work

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: JobsPolitics

In Zimbabwe, the government sector is rife with people known as ghost workers, who are paid a salary, but are not actually employed or performing any work. The government is trying to introduce a new system to address this, but as of now, the solution remains as invisible as the problem.

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DRC Youth Are Flooding Politics. But Are They Only Doing It for the Money?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: JobsPolitics

In Kisangani, a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo, young people are graduating from good universities, only to find themselves in a pool of unemployment. Turning to a life in politics might be the only lucrative option they have left.

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In Zimbabwe: They Fix the Road for Tips, But Are They Really Helping?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Jobs

Amateur repair crews who fill potholes in Zimbabwe’s roads may be doing more harm than good, but some repairmen say earning tips by working on the road is the only way they can feed their families.

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In Uganda’s Capital, Middlemen Discover the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessJobs

In Uganda’s capital city, rapid growth means high demand for housing and services, and some enterprising Ugandans have made careers for themselves as middlemen. But connecting buyers and sellers isn’t always a win-win.

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Minimum Wage Hike Backfires for Domestic Workers in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: EconomyJobsMoney

The Zambian government passed a law in 2018 that dramatically increased the minimum wage. But the move, intended to help workers, has left maids scrambling to find jobs.

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