The Government of Nepal sees food sovereignty as a basic human right and is giving issues of food security high priority in its public programmes. This policy emphasis arose when the food security situation started deteriorating in parts of the country. For example, Nepal has recently experienced the impacts of rising food prices as well as recurrent episodes of droughts (2006-2009).
Among the various development challenges faced by Bangladesh is the plague of corruption. According to the Corruption Perception Index released annually by Transparency International, the level of corruption in Bangladesh was perceived to be the highest in the world from 2001 to 2004.
In the relatively new nation of Timor-Leste, government efforts to promote open information and local participation are crucial to fostering social cohesion and democratic governance. As such, the country’s 2010 national census represented more than just an exercise in collecting national statistics: it provided the nation with a vital resource for good governance.
One of the newest countries on the world stage, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste faces a number of development challenges. Basic services are still being rebuilt after civil unrest crippled the nation's educational and health infrastructure in 1999.
Local government officials in the municipality of Marinilla, Antioquia department (located about 50 kilometers away from Antioquia’s capital, Medellin) had spent several years searching for a municipal planning software tool that could help them organize and manage the large volumes of data streaming in from the municipality’s 35 urban zones and 34 rural zones.
Since 2000, Mundukide Fundazioa - a small NGO based in the Basque Country of Spain - has been working in northern Mozambique on a variety of rural economic development projects, such as improving feeder roads, sharing agricultural techniques, and spurring the creation of rural businesses.
While the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has witnessed fast-paced economic and social growth over the past three decades, the fruits of this economic development have not been evenly distributed among different areas within the country.