Global Education

Teacher resources to encourage a global
perspective across the curriculum

Global issues expanded

Improving teacher skills assists students to learn better at Na Thong school in Laos.

Global issues expanded introduces significant matters facing the world, their impact on people and the environment, and the actions being taken to address them.

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Case studies

Thiruchelvam and Nesam sort their catch of small fish in preparation for sale at the Mathagal market, Sri Lanka.

Case studies outlines how one or more global issues affect people in a particular community, some actions taken to address the issues, and some of the outcomes.

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Country Profiles

Open-air fruit and vegetable market in Honiara, Solomon Islands

Country profiles provides an introduction to the geography, people, economy, government, achievements and challenges, and links with Australia of all countries that are featured in the Case studies section.

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In Niger, Zelifa hauls water from a well using a flexible bucket.
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In Niger, Zelifa hauls water from a well using a flexible bucket. Photo from World Vision Australia
A cart pulled by a zebu makes carrying water back to the village quicker and easier in Niger.
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A cart pulled by a zebu makes carrying water back to the village quicker and easier in Niger. Photo from World Vision Australia
A simple wooden pulley reduces the effort needed to haul water from this well in Niger.
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A simple wooden pulley reduces the effort needed to haul water from this well in Niger. Photo from World Vision Australia
In Niger, this well and its surrounds have been sealed with concrete, and wheel hubs are mounted to act as pulleys.
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In Niger, this well and its surrounds have been sealed with concrete, and wheel hubs are mounted to act as pulleys. Photo from World Vision Australia
Drilling down to the water table means a pump can be installed in the village in Niger.
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Drilling down to the water table means a pump can be installed in the village in Niger. Photo from World Vision Australia
In Niger, villagers queue to use the new pump.
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In Niger, villagers queue to use the new pump. Photo from World Vision Australia
Logging helps earn valuable income in Solomon Islands, but it is important to ensure that forests are harvested sustainably.
Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
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Logging helps earn valuable income in Solomon Islands, but it is important to ensure that forests are harvested sustainably. Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
The Indochinese box turtle, Cuora galbinifrons, once common across much of South-East Asia, is now listed as critically endangered.
Photo by Chris Banks
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The Indochinese box turtle, Cuora galbinifrons, once common across much of South-East Asia, is now listed as critically endangered. Photo by Chris Banks
Local villagers Binh and Thien are employed to care for more than 500 turtles at the Turtle Conservation Center.
Photo © Cuc Phuong National Park Turtle Conservation Centre
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Local villagers Binh and Thien are employed to care for more than 500 turtles at the Turtle Conservation Center. Photo © Cuc Phuong National Park Turtle Conservation Centre
A farmer with a traditional bullock dray surveys rice terraces in the eastern Shan area of Myanmar.
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A farmer with a traditional bullock dray surveys rice terraces in the eastern Shan area of Myanmar. Photo by Doron/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0 licence
The ‘iron buffalo’ or walking tractor is used to prepare a paddy field for rice seedlings near Sekong, Laos.
Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
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The ‘iron buffalo’ or walking tractor is used to prepare a paddy field for rice seedlings near Sekong, Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
A woman spends all day bent over and standing in water to plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Laos.
Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
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A woman spends all day bent over and standing in water to plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
Women transplant seedlings into the rice paddy in Myanmar.
Photo by Richard-dicky/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0 licence
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Women transplant seedlings into the rice paddy in Myanmar. Photo by Richard-dicky/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0 licence
A turtle farm uses the water from the rice crop and provides extra food and income for farmers in Vietnam.
Photo by Michael Wightman for AusAID
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A turtle farm uses the water from the rice crop and provides extra food and income for farmers in Vietnam. Photo by Michael Wightman for AusAID
Women work hard in the rice paddies in Cambodia.
Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
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Women work hard in the rice paddies in Cambodia. Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
Farmers threshing, or separating rice seeds from stalks and husks (chaff), in Thailand
Photo © Luca Tettoni/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
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Farmers threshing, or separating rice seeds from stalks and husks (chaff), in Thailand Photo © Luca Tettoni/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
Unhusked rice and another crop are drying in the sun in a village near Sekong, Laos.
Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
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Unhusked rice and another crop are drying in the sun in a village near Sekong, Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
Map showing locations of South Pacific sea level and climate monitoring stations.
© Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011, Bureau of Meteorology
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Map showing locations of South Pacific sea level and climate monitoring stations. © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011, Bureau of Meteorology
Graph of sea-level trends (mm/year) at SEAFRAME stations throughout the Pacific Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
The South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project, Monthly Data Report, No. 191, May 2011 http://www.bom.gov.au/ntc/IDO60101/IDO60101.201105.pdf, © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011, Bureau of Meteorology.
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Graph of sea-level trends (mm/year) at SEAFRAME stations throughout the Pacific Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). The South Pacific Sea Level and Climate  Monitoring Project, Monthly Data Report, No. 191, May 2011 http://www.bom.gov.au/ntc/IDO60101/IDO60101.201105.pdf, © Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011, Bureau of Meteorology.
Ploughing a field for sugar cane production in Nadi, Fiji.
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Ploughing a field for sugar cane production in Nadi, Fiji. Photo © Commonwealth of Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/other/copyright.shtml?ftr
In Papua New Guinea, sawn timber is transported from the forest by sea.
Photo by Julian Fox
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In Papua New Guinea, sawn timber is transported from the forest by sea. Photo by Julian Fox
At this Thai fish farm, fish are raised in floating baskets and vegetables are planted around the ponds, providing improved food security for families.
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At this Thai fish farm, fish are raised in floating baskets and vegetables are planted around the ponds, providing improved food security for families. Photo from World Vision Australia
Crossbred sheep are kept inside in winter, in northern China.
Photo by Adrian Williams/ACIL
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Crossbred sheep are kept inside in winter, in northern China. Photo by Adrian Williams/ACIL
Farmers in northern China learn to use water and fertiliser efficiently by checking that these are not present below the roots of the crop.
Photo by Adrian Williams/ACIL
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Farmers in northern China learn to use water and fertiliser efficiently by checking that these are not present below the roots of the crop. Photo by Adrian Williams/ACIL
Quach Thoi Dai pours dirty water into a large container lined with alum to make sediment fall to the bottom.
Photo by Will Salter for AusAID
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Quach Thoi Dai pours dirty water into a large container lined with alum to make sediment fall to the bottom. Photo by Will Salter for AusAID
Clean running water in homes improves health and reduces work in Vietnam.
Photo courtesy of Coffey International Development
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Clean running water in homes improves health and reduces work in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Coffey International Development
Tambali Lagoon was one of the clogged waterways that prevented people travelling to school, hospital and markets.
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Tambali Lagoon was one of the clogged waterways that prevented people travelling to school, hospital and markets. Photo © CSIRO Entomology
After trialling to ensure it would not cause environmental problems, the chevroned water hyacinth weevil was introduced to attack the water hyacinth.
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After trialling to ensure it would not cause environmental problems, the chevroned water hyacinth weevil was introduced to attack the water hyacinth. Photo © CSIRO Entomology
Tambali Lagoon was totally clear three years after the introduction of the chevroned water hyacinth weevil.
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Tambali Lagoon was totally clear three years after the introduction of the chevroned water hyacinth weevil. Photo © CSIRO Entomology
Village women experience new freedom through learning and talking together, in Timor-Leste.
Photo by Erin McKinnon/IWDA
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Village women experience new freedom through learning and talking together, in Timor-Leste. Photo by Erin McKinnon/IWDA
In Kiribati the maneaba is constructed to provide plenty of ventilation. This is where patients will convalesce for many months.
Photo by Naomi T/Flickr, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
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In Kiribati the maneaba is constructed to provide plenty of ventilation. This is where patients will convalesce for many months. Photo by Naomi T/Flickr, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
The Malaria Survey team checks houses for mosquito nets in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Photo by Jeremy Miller for AusAID
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The Malaria Survey team checks houses for mosquito nets in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo by Jeremy Miller for AusAID
Regular blood tests provide a survey of the number of people who have the malaria parasite in their blood system, in Solomon Islands.
Photo by Peter Thomas/Rotarians Against Malaria
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Regular blood tests provide a survey of the number of people who have the malaria parasite in their blood system, in Solomon Islands. Photo by Peter Thomas/Rotarians Against Malaria
A microscopist analyses a blood sample for active plasmodium, in Solomon Islands.
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A microscopist analyses a blood sample for active plasmodium, in Solomon Islands. Photo by Peter Thomas/Rotarians Against Malaria
Batik-makers put wax on cotton at a batik workshop in Indonesia.
Photo by Ahmad Salman for AusAID
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Batik-makers put wax on cotton at a batik workshop in Indonesia. Photo by Ahmad Salman for AusAID
Batik-makers fill their cantings (copper pens) with a hot liquid wax at a batik workshop in Indonesia.
Photo by Ahmad Salman for AusAID
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Batik-makers fill their cantings (copper pens) with a hot liquid wax at a batik workshop in Indonesia. Photo by Ahmad Salman for AusAID
Soaking the waxed cotton in dye at a batik workshop in Indonesia
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Soaking the waxed cotton in dye at a batik workshop in Indonesia Photo by Ahmad Salman for AusAID
In Myanmar, the Longyi Weaving Project assists women living in refugee camps to maintain and develop traditional skills and earn an income.
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In Myanmar, the Longyi Weaving Project assists women living in refugee camps to maintain and develop traditional skills and earn an income. Photo from TBBC
A teacher helps her students in Pakistan.
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A teacher helps her students in Pakistan. Photo ©UNICEF/HQ06-0317/Pirozzi
UNICEF’s ‘School in a box’, employed in countries such as Pakistan, contains equipment to make learning more interesting.
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UNICEF’s ‘School in a box’, employed in countries such as Pakistan, contains equipment to make learning more interesting. Photo ©UNICEF/HQ06-0330/Pirozzi
Play equipment is provided for active learning in Pakistan.
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Play equipment is provided for active learning in Pakistan. Photo ©UNICEF/HQ06-0326/Pirozzi
Schools are provided with safe, clean toilets in Pakistan.
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Schools are provided with safe, clean toilets in Pakistan. Photo ©UNICEF/HQ06-0342/Pirozzi
Teachers explain the school program to parents in Pakistan.
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Teachers explain the school program to parents in Pakistan. Photo ©UNICEF/HQ06-0321/Pirozzi
The ‘Fair play for girls’ campaign in Pakistan helps promote Meena’s message of ‘A girl who plays sport remains healthy and sound’.
Photo ©UNICEF Pakistan/2005/Zaidi
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The ‘Fair play for girls’ campaign in Pakistan helps promote Meena’s message of ‘A girl who plays sport remains healthy and sound’. Photo ©UNICEF Pakistan/2005/Zaidi
Children collect water from a pump installed at their school, as part of the child-friendly schools initiative in Mozambique.
Photo ©UNICEF/NYHQ2007-2514/Thierry Delvigne-Jean
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Children collect water from a pump installed at their school, as part of the child-friendly schools initiative in Mozambique. Photo ©UNICEF/NYHQ2007-2514/Thierry Delvigne-Jean
Grade 1 students in Sierra Leone singing ‘This is the way we reconcile’ from the Peace Education Kit.
Photo by Jane Weston
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Grade 1 students in Sierra Leone singing ‘This is the way we reconcile’ from the Peace Education Kit. Photo by Jane Weston
Year 8 and 9 students from Makeni Secondary School, Sierra Leone, performing a play they wrote about conflict resolution.
Photo by Jane Weston
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Year 8 and 9 students from Makeni Secondary School, Sierra Leone, performing a play they wrote about conflict resolution. Photo by Jane Weston
Students in Sierra Leone are happier at school and at home after learning peaceful strategies to deal with conflict.
Photo by Jane Weston
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Students in Sierra Leone are happier at school and at home after learning peaceful strategies to deal with conflict. Photo by Jane Weston
Building a culture of peace includes learning about rights and privileges, and putting them into action.
Photo by Jane Weston
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Building a culture of peace includes learning about rights and privileges, and putting them into action. Photo by Jane Weston
Highly trained, well-equipped de-miners check land to find and destroy landmines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.
Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
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Highly trained, well-equipped de-miners check land to find and destroy landmines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia. Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
Signs warn people of landmines and other dangerous items in Cambodia.
Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
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Signs warn people of landmines and other dangerous items in Cambodia. Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
A sign warns people to avoid metal objects, helping them to live safely in areas still to be cleared of landmines.
Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
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A sign warns people to avoid metal objects, helping them to live safely in areas still to be cleared of landmines. Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
These landmine survivors compete in the Cambodian National Volleyball League (Disabled) and gain a new outlook on life.
Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
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These landmine survivors compete in the Cambodian National Volleyball League (Disabled) and gain a new outlook on life. Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
Landmine survivor Koe Kan’s prosthetic leg enables him to work in his garden and sell his vegetables at the market.
Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
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Landmine survivor Koe Kan’s prosthetic leg enables him to work in his garden and sell his vegetables at the market. Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
In Cambodia, former soldier Keth Noeurn runs a business as a barber. His artificial limb means he feels less dependent.
Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
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In Cambodia, former soldier Keth Noeurn runs a business as a barber. His artificial limb means he feels less dependent. Photo by Kevin Evans for AusAID
Before new taps were installed, dirty water filled the pit of this public tap in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, contaminating the water supply.
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Before new taps were installed, dirty water filled the pit of this public tap in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, contaminating the water supply. Photo by AusAID
The sewer connection in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, was broken, so before it was repaired, waste spread over the road.
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The sewer connection in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, was broken, so before it was repaired, waste spread over the road. Photo by AusAID
Before the project in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, the entire population of 626 people relied on four latrines and two bathing cubicles.
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Before the project in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, the entire population of 626 people relied on four latrines and two bathing cubicles. Photo by AusAID
WATSAN Committee members played a key role in sharing information about the project with other householders.
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WATSAN Committee members played a key role in sharing information about the project with other householders. Photo by AusAID
Drains were cleared and roads sealed, creating a safer and cleaner environment in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India.
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Drains were cleared and roads sealed, creating a safer and cleaner environment in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India. Photo by AusAID
The new community toilet block in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, has separate sections for men and women.
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The new community toilet block in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India, has separate sections for men and women. Photo by AusAID
New taps connected to the water pipe network provided clean water for households to share in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India.
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New taps connected to the water pipe network provided clean water for households to share in Cement Huts, Bangalore, India. Photo by AusAID
Rabbit farming has replaced the hunting of tenkile and provides a good source of food.
Photo by Jean Thomas/TCA
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Rabbit farming has replaced the hunting of tenkile and provides a good source of food. Photo by Jean Thomas/TCA
Supported by Australian volunteers, local trainers assist the village communities to manage the conservation area.
Photo by Jean Thomas/TCA
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Supported by Australian volunteers, local trainers assist the village communities to manage the conservation area. Photo by Jean Thomas/TCA
Villagers in Nias, Indonesia, practise emergency evacuation, moving away from falling building debris.
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Villagers in Nias, Indonesia, practise emergency evacuation, moving away from falling building debris. Photo © SurfAid
Village elders in Nias, Indonesia, learn about being prepared for earthquakes through drawings and discussion.
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Village elders in Nias, Indonesia, learn about being prepared for earthquakes through drawings and discussion. Photo © SurfAid
Key community members were trained to respond quickly and effectively in an emergency.
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Key community members were trained to respond quickly and effectively in an emergency. Photo © SurfAid
Most buildings were destroyed in the 2007 earthquake on the Mentawai Islands, but emergency preparation meant everyone was evacuated safely.
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Most buildings were destroyed in the 2007 earthquake on the Mentawai Islands, but emergency preparation meant everyone was evacuated safely. Photo © SurfAid
Thousands of tiny silkworms gorge themselves on fresh mulberry leaves for three weeks before spinning their cocoons.
Photo by Debra Plueckhahn/Australian Volunteers International
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Thousands of tiny silkworms gorge themselves on fresh mulberry leaves for three weeks before spinning their cocoons. Photo by Debra Plueckhahn/Australian Volunteers International
Villagers prepare the mulberry seedlings in the newly built sheds.
Photo by David Haigh for AusAID
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Villagers prepare the mulberry seedlings in the newly built sheds. Photo by David Haigh for AusAID
Silk cocoons ready for spinning
Photo by David Haigh for AusAID
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Silk cocoons ready for spinning Photo by David Haigh for AusAID
Cocoons are boiled to loosen the fibres before being spun into yarn.
Photo by Bev Watkinson
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Cocoons are boiled to loosen the fibres before being spun into yarn. Photo by Bev Watkinson
Australian volunteer Louise Higgins helps a local woman set up a floor loom ready for weaving.
Photo by Debra Plueckhahn/Australian Volunteers International
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Australian volunteer Louise Higgins helps a local woman set up a floor loom ready for weaving. Photo by Debra Plueckhahn/Australian Volunteers International
The Trashigang Dzong or Buddhist monastery in eastern Bhutan has distinctive white towering walls surrounding its courtyard.
Photo by Françoise Brenckmann/Fotopedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
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The Trashigang Dzong or Buddhist monastery in eastern Bhutan has distinctive white towering walls surrounding its courtyard. Photo by Françoise Brenckmann/Fotopedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
The recruitment of women police in Papua New Guinea is helping to achieve a just, safe and secure society for all.
Photo by Michael Wightman for AusAID
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The recruitment of women police in Papua New Guinea is helping to achieve a just, safe and secure society for all. Photo by Michael Wightman for AusAID
Citizens were educated about who can vote and how to vote.
Photo by AusAID
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Citizens were educated about who can vote and how to vote. Photo by AusAID
Mock poll booths helped people understand the electoral process in the 2012 PNG general elections.
Photo by AusAID
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Mock poll booths helped people understand the electoral process in the 2012 PNG general elections. Photo by AusAID
Coconut trees are the highest thing on the low-lying islands of Tuvalu and provide valuable food and drink for people.
Photo by Anjadora / Wikimedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
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Coconut trees are the highest thing on the low-lying islands of Tuvalu and provide valuable food and drink for people. Photo by Anjadora / Wikimedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
Portable desalination plants provided by New Zealand helped to create water and reduce the impact of the drought on Tuvalu.
Photo by the New Zealand Defence Force
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Portable desalination plants provided by New Zealand helped to create water and reduce the impact of the drought on Tuvalu. Photo by the New Zealand Defence Force
As typhoon Bopha crossed the coast of the Philippines the spiralling storm clouds were about 1,677 kilometres wide.
Photo by NASA Earth Observatory. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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As typhoon Bopha crossed the coast of the Philippines the spiralling storm clouds were about 1,677 kilometres wide. Photo by NASA Earth Observatory. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
A poster showing students learning to wash their hands with soap to prevent the spread of disease in the Philippines.
Poster by the Philippine Red Cross
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A poster showing students learning to wash their hands with soap to prevent the spread of disease in the Philippines. Poster by the Philippine Red Cross
Schools in disaster-prone Philippines have upgraded facilities and installed 1,000 litres of water to supply hand basins and reduce disease.
Photo by the Australian Red Cross/Phil Brown
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Schools in disaster-prone Philippines have upgraded facilities and installed 1,000 litres of water to supply hand basins and reduce disease. Photo by the Australian Red Cross/Phil Brown
A woman earns money by selling pineapples at the market in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
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A woman earns money by selling pineapples at the market in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
Women learn about putting money aside for future needs in their savings club meetings in rural Solomon Islands.
Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
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Women learn about putting money aside for future needs in their savings club meetings in rural Solomon Islands. Photo courtesy West 'Are' Are Rokotanikeni Association
Women leaders record deposits of the WARA savings club members in rural Solomon Islands and keep them safe for deposit in Honiara.
Joanna Brislane, IWDA
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Women leaders record deposits of the WARA savings club members in rural Solomon Islands and keep them safe for deposit in Honiara. Joanna Brislane, IWDA
Employment by industry as a percentage of total employment in Australia from 1900 to 2010.
Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
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Employment by industry as a percentage of total employment in Australia from 1900 to 2010. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
A community leader educates people about the ways to prevent and control the spread of cholera in Daru, Papua New Guinea.
Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID.
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A community leader educates people about the ways to prevent and control the spread of cholera in Daru, Papua New Guinea. Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID.
Villagers learned to use water purification tablets to ensure safe water and prevent the spread of cholera in Papua New Guinea.
Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID
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Villagers learned to use water purification tablets to ensure safe water and prevent the spread of cholera in Papua New Guinea. Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID
Pacific Island recruiting ship 'Para', c 1880
State Library of Queensland, negative number 65320
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Pacific Island recruiting ship 'Para', c 1880 State Library of Queensland, negative number 65320
Pacific Islanders recruited and indentured from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to work in the Australian sugar industry arriving in Bundaberg.
State Library of Queensland, negative number 16954
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Pacific Islanders recruited and indentured from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to work in the Australian sugar industry arriving in Bundaberg. State Library of Queensland, negative number 16954
Cartoon supporting he Pacific Island Labourers Bill, 1901, showing the Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, cleaning a black boy.
National Library of Australia, BIB 1085805
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Cartoon supporting he Pacific Island Labourers Bill, 1901, showing the Prime Minister, Edmund Barton, cleaning a black boy. National Library of Australia, BIB 1085805
Former Pacific Island indentured labourers waiting for deportation from Cairns, Australia, to their homes in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, 1906.
State Library of Queensland, negative number 23842
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Former Pacific Island indentured labourers waiting for deportation from Cairns, Australia, to their homes in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, 1906. State Library of Queensland, negative number 23842
Carbon dating pottery found around the Pacific has shown the spread of people across the Pacific.
Stephen Alvarez/National Geographic/Getty Images
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Carbon dating pottery found around the Pacific has shown the spread of people across the Pacific. Stephen Alvarez/National Geographic/Getty Images
Cultural, linguistic and biological evidence indicates people of the Pacific Islands travelled west through South-East Asia.
Magasjukur2, Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 licence.
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Cultural, linguistic and biological evidence indicates people of the Pacific Islands travelled west through South-East Asia. Magasjukur2, Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 licence.
Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to French Polynesia to show it was possible that the Pacific Islands were settled by people from the east.
Alison Wright/National Geographic Society/Corbis.
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Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to French Polynesia to show it was possible that the Pacific Islands were settled by people from the east. Alison Wright/National Geographic Society/Corbis.
A female de-miner uses a metal detector to make sure farming areas are clear of landmines.
Photo by Conor Ashleigh for DFAT
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A female de-miner uses a metal detector to make sure farming areas are clear of landmines. Photo by Conor Ashleigh for DFAT
Nirangini carried bricks, sand and water to rebuild her home in northern Sri Lanka.
Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
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Nirangini carried bricks, sand and water to rebuild her home in northern Sri Lanka. Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
Nirangini's new home has two rooms, a kitchen, toilet, verandah and garden.
Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
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Nirangini's new home has two rooms, a kitchen, toilet, verandah and garden. Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
Nirangini has started a home garden which helps provide her family with nutritious food.
Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
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Nirangini has started a home garden which helps provide her family with nutritious food. Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
Through her small poultry business Nirangini is able to earn a good income and provide nutritious food for her family.
Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
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Through her small poultry business Nirangini is able to earn a good income and provide nutritious food for her family. Viyan Fernando/Caritas Sri Lanka
There is a strong military presence in the northern areas of Sri Lanka
Photo by Conor Ashleigh for DFAT
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There is a strong military presence in the northern areas of Sri Lanka Photo by Conor Ashleigh for DFAT
A boy collects water that flows from a spring, down a bamboo pipe and into his bucket.
Sean Sprague, Caritas
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A boy collects water that flows from a spring, down a bamboo pipe and into his bucket. Sean Sprague, Caritas
Villagers in northern Tanzania dug a ditch for pipes to gravity-feed water from the reservoir to their village tank.
Sean Sprague, Caritas
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Villagers in northern Tanzania dug a ditch for pipes to gravity-feed water from the reservoir to their village tank. Sean Sprague, Caritas
Men and women worked together to lay the pipe to gravity feed water from the reservoir to their village.
Sean Sprague, Caritas
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Men and women worked together to lay the pipe to gravity feed water from the reservoir to their village. Sean Sprague, Caritas
Families work together to prepare soil for planting vegetables and trees.
Sean Sprague, Caritas
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Families work together to prepare soil for planting vegetables and trees. Sean Sprague, Caritas
Australia supports community-based de-mining and mine-risk education programs for safer movement within communities in Afghanistan
United Nations Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan
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Australia supports community-based de-mining and mine-risk education programs for safer movement within communities in Afghanistan United Nations Mine Action Centre for Afghanistan
Under the constitution, women are allowed to vote, and 68 out of the 249 seats in parliament are reserved for women
Photo by The Asia Foundation
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Under the constitution, women are allowed to vote, and 68 out of the 249 seats in parliament are reserved for women Photo by The Asia Foundation
Women are trained as birth assistants to improve the health care.
WHO/Adela Mubasher, Afghanistan
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Women are trained as birth assistants to improve the health care. WHO/Adela Mubasher, Afghanistan
Educating girls in Afghanistan requires changing attitudes, bravery to withstand attacks, female teacher training and providing lunches and food to take-home
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Educating girls in Afghanistan requires changing attitudes, bravery to withstand attacks, female teacher training and providing lunches and food to take-home Photo by Hans Stakelbeek/FMAX
Aid is helping to improve agricultural practices and food security, reduce poverty and build resistance to droughts and floods
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Aid is helping to improve agricultural practices and food security, reduce poverty and build resistance to droughts and floods Photo by Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund
A mother brings her child to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella during one of her antenatal visits, Pokhara, Nepal
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A mother brings her child to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella during one of her antenatal visits, Pokhara, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
Safer motherhood indicators in Nepal, 1991–2011
Overseas Development Institute (UK), Nepal's Story: Understanding improvements in maternal health
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Safer motherhood indicators in Nepal, 1991–2011 Overseas Development Institute (UK), Nepal's Story: Understanding improvements in maternal health
Ganga Pun and her two daughters live in a single room in Pokhara, Nepal.
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Ganga Pun and her two daughters live in a single room in Pokhara, Nepal. Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
Students at Shree Dharmasthali Lower Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal
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Students at Shree Dharmasthali Lower Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
Jangali Ram draws water from a tubewell before carrying it back to her home, Bastipur, Nepal
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Jangali Ram draws water from a tubewell before carrying it back to her home, Bastipur, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
Aasu Ram explains her toilet mural highlighting the spread of disease in open defecation, Bastipur, Nepal
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Aasu Ram explains her toilet mural highlighting the spread of disease in open defecation, Bastipur, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
Nama Maya Gurung used finance and training from the Micro-enterprise Development Program to create a business employing and training women in needlework skills, Nepal
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Nama Maya Gurung used finance and training from the Micro-enterprise Development Program to create a business employing and training women in needlework skills, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
Women in Rajasthan, India, in saris spend time searching for, collecting and carrying firewood before they can cook food.
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Women in  Rajasthan, India, in saris spend time searching for, collecting and carrying firewood before they can cook food. Photo © Robert Harding/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
A woman bakes flat bread on a fuel efficient stove in Tilonia in north-east India.
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A woman bakes flat bread on a fuel efficient stove in Tilonia in north-east India. Photo © Albrecht G. Schaefer/CORBIS
Women in Rajasthan, India, in saris spend time searching for, collecting and carrying firewood before they can cook food.
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Women in  Rajasthan, India, in saris spend time searching for, collecting and carrying firewood before they can cook food. Photo © Robert Harding/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
A woman bakes flat bread on a fuel efficient stove in Tilonia in north-east India.
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A woman bakes flat bread on a fuel efficient stove in Tilonia in north-east India. Photo © Albrecht G. Schaefer/CORBIS
A stream of water drives a heavy wooden beam up and down to pound rice into flour in this simple rice mill.
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A stream of water drives a heavy wooden beam up and down to pound rice into flour in this simple rice mill. B. Baldock
Poor people fear being forced to leave their homes, built along Bassac River in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Poor people fear being forced to leave their homes, built along Bassac River in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo by Tim Acker for AusAID
In rural villages in Laos, houses are built with walls of woven bamboo and have a grass thatched roof.
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In rural villages in Laos, houses are built with walls of woven bamboo and have a grass thatched roof. AusAID
A new house with woven bamboo walls and a tin roof in Papua New Guinea.
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A new house with woven bamboo walls and a tin roof in Papua New Guinea. Photo by Stanley Oluwond for AusAID
Every day, hundreds of washermen work in the open laundry in Mumbai, India. At night their wash slats become beds.
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Every day, hundreds of washermen work in the open laundry in Mumbai, India. At night their wash slats become beds. Photo by Dirk Guinan for AusAID
Slum housing is built along the polluted river, while modern housing is further away in Mumbai, India.
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Slum housing is built along the polluted river, while modern housing is further away in Mumbai, India. Photo by Dirk Guinan for AusAID
Houses with woven bamboo walls and thatched roofs, built along the coast in Solomon Islands, are vulnerable to storm surges.
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Houses with woven bamboo walls and thatched roofs, built along the coast in Solomon Islands, are vulnerable to storm surges. Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
In low rainfall Rajasthan, India, villagers depend on tube wells for their water.
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In low rainfall Rajasthan, India, villagers depend on tube wells for their water. Photo by Dirk Guinan
Water tanks provide a clean supply of water for people living in Kiribati.
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Water tanks provide a clean supply of water for people living in Kiribati. Photo by Lorrie Graham for AusAID
In Lombok, Indonesia, a woman pours clean water from the central source into her covered storage container.
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In Lombok, Indonesia, a woman pours clean water from the central source into her covered storage container. Photo by Josh Estey for AusAID
A woman carries heavy buckets of water from a standpipe to her home near Sekong, Laos.
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A woman carries heavy buckets of water from a standpipe to her home near Sekong, Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
In a health clinic in Vietnam, water is pumped into a storage tank and distributed by pipes using the water pressure.
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In a health clinic in Vietnam, water is pumped into a storage tank and distributed by pipes using the water pressure. Photo by AusAID
Dao Van Manh in Vietnam has installed a sand filter to clean his stored water.
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Dao Van Manh in Vietnam has installed a sand filter to clean his stored water. Photo by AusAID
Clean running water in homes improves health and reduces work in Vietnam.
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Clean running water in homes improves health and reduces work in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Coffey International Development
Coastal families fish for their own food and for extra to sell at the market in Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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Coastal families fish for their own food and for extra to sell at the market in Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Photo by Jacqueline Smart Ferguson for AusAID
A woman spends all day bent over and standing in water to plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Laos.
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A woman spends all day bent over and standing in water to plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
Children swim in the Mantangai River in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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Children swim in the Mantangai River in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Josh Estey for AusAID
A woman washes her clothes near her home in Kampala, Uganda. Waste water flows away in the open drain.
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A woman washes her clothes near her home in Kampala, Uganda. Waste water flows away in the open drain. Photo by Kate Holt/Africa Practice
Peter Bua has a shower at a new water point in Nusa Barooka village, Solomon Islands.
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Peter Bua has a shower at a new water point in Nusa Barooka village, Solomon Islands. Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
A girl waters her family vegetable plot, helping to produce a healthy crop and vital nutrition in Sekong, Laos.
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A girl waters her family vegetable plot, helping to produce a healthy crop and vital nutrition in Sekong, Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
In a crowded urban area of Jakarta, Indonesia, young boys use tank water to stay healthy and clean.
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In a crowded urban area of Jakarta, Indonesia, young boys use tank water to stay healthy and clean. Photo by AusAID
Farmers are trained to produce more and better quality fish and prawns in their aquaculture ponds in Aceh, Indonesia.
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Farmers are trained to produce more and better quality fish and prawns in their aquaculture ponds in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by International Finance Corporation
In low rainfall Rajasthan, India, villagers depend on tube wells for their water.
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In low rainfall Rajasthan, India, villagers depend on tube wells for their water. Photo by Dirk Guinan
In Niger, Zelifa hauls water from a well using a flexible bucket.
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In Niger, Zelifa hauls water from a well using a flexible bucket. Photo from World Vision Australia
In Niger, villagers queue to use the new pump.
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In Niger, villagers queue to use the new pump. Photo from World Vision Australia
A woman carries heavy buckets of water from a standpipe to her home near Sekong, Laos.
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A woman carries heavy buckets of water from a standpipe to her home near Sekong, Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
WaterAid has provided a water supply, toilets and proper drainage to the Dalit community living in informal settlements in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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WaterAid has provided a water supply, toilets and proper drainage to the Dalit community living in informal settlements in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo by Juliet Willetts
Villagers learned to use water purification tablets to ensure safe water and prevent the spread of cholera in Papua New Guinea.
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Villagers learned to use water purification tablets to ensure safe water and prevent the spread of cholera in Papua New Guinea. Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID
A Samoan family stands outside their traditional open-walled house.
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A Samoan family stands outside their traditional open-walled house. Photo by Plenz/Wikimedia
Fathers care for their children in Pakistan as they share roles with women.
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Fathers care for their children in Pakistan as they share roles with women. Photo by Heather Pillans for AusAID
A mother who is hearing-and speech-impaired learns about her legal rights and being healthy in Kawempe, Uganda.
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A mother who is hearing-and speech-impaired learns about her legal rights and being healthy in Kawempe, Uganda. Photo by Kate Holt/Africa Practice
Women and children collect shellfish along the causeway, South Tarawa, Kiribati.
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Women and children collect shellfish along the causeway, South Tarawa, Kiribati. Photo by Lorrie Graham for AusAID
A family riding a motorcycle in Bangkok, Thailand
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A family riding a motorcycle in Bangkok, Thailand Photo © Macduff Everton/CORBIS
In low rainfall Rajasthan, India, villagers depend on tube wells for their water.
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In low rainfall Rajasthan, India, villagers depend on tube wells for their water. Photo by Dirk Guinan
Tukijem received microfinance training to help improve her dried cassava business in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, leading to improved income and livelihood.
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Tukijem received microfinance training to help improve her dried cassava business in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, leading to improved income and livelihood. Photo by Ahmad Salman for AusAID
The ‘iron buffalo’ or walking tractor is used to prepare a paddy field for rice seedlings near Sekong, Laos.
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The ‘iron buffalo’ or walking tractor is used to prepare a paddy field for rice seedlings near Sekong, Laos. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
Thiruchelvam and Nesam sort their catch of small fish in preparation for sale at the Mathagal market, Sri Lanka.
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Thiruchelvam and Nesam sort their catch of small fish in preparation for sale at the Mathagal market, Sri Lanka. Photo by AusAID
Women in Rajasthan, India, in saris spend time searching for, collecting and carrying firewood before they can cook food.
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Women in  Rajasthan, India, in saris spend time searching for, collecting and carrying firewood before they can cook food. Photo © Robert Harding/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
A cart pulled by a zebu makes carrying water back to the village quicker and easier in Niger.
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A cart pulled by a zebu makes carrying water back to the village quicker and easier in Niger. Photo from World Vision Australia
A man lowers his fishing net into the river to catch fish for his family's evening meal in Vietnam.
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A man lowers his fishing net into the river to catch fish for his family's evening meal in Vietnam. Photo by Bruce Bailey for AusAID
Women have their hair braided at Wuse market in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, for Christmas festivities.
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Women have their hair braided at Wuse market in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, for Christmas festivities. Photo © li huailin/Xinhua Press/Corbis
The ojapali dance from Assam, India, has a leader and followers singing and dancing to tell ancient stories.
Photo by Sumantbarooah. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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The ojapali dance from Assam, India, has a leader and followers singing and dancing to tell ancient stories. Photo by Sumantbarooah. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
Dance is part of everyday life in Uganda celebrating everything from birth to death, worship to expressing joy.
Photo by the USAID Africa Bureau. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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Dance is part of everyday life in Uganda celebrating everything from birth to death, worship to expressing joy. Photo by the USAID Africa Bureau. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
After the month of Ramadan, with dawn-to-sunset fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid ul-fitr, breaking the fast with sweets in Singapore.
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After the month of Ramadan, with dawn-to-sunset fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid ul-fitr, breaking the fast with sweets in Singapore. Photo by *..EterNaL sHine..* / Wikimedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed
Annaprashan or First Rice, is a Hindu ceremony marking a baby’s first meal in which family members feed the baby rice.
Photo by Nauzer. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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Annaprashan or First Rice, is a Hindu ceremony marking a baby’s first meal in which family members feed the baby rice. Photo by Nauzer. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
A family gets together to celebrate their grandmother’s 80th birthday in Pune, India.
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A family gets together to celebrate their grandmother’s 80th birthday in Pune, India. Photo by You4youths. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
Drought and deforestation contribute to sandstorms blowing into towns from the Gobi Desert in China, causing respiratory problems.
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Drought and deforestation contribute to sandstorms blowing into towns from the Gobi Desert in China, causing respiratory problems. Photo by Se Hasibagen for AusAID
In 2010, floodwaters covered 20% of Pakistan for almost two months, affecting the lives of 20 million people.
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In 2010, floodwaters covered 20% of Pakistan for almost two months, affecting the lives of 20 million people. Photo by Heather Pillans for AusAID
A 32-kilometre road circles the whole of Rarotonga, the main island of the Cook Islands.
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A 32-kilometre road circles the whole of Rarotonga, the main island of the Cook Islands. Photo by Glenn van der Knijff/Lonely Planet Images
Australia’s red soil and flat, dry land is sparsely populated but home to a wealth of unique animals and plants.
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Australia’s red soil and flat, dry land is sparsely populated but home to a wealth of unique animals and plants. Photo by Wayne England/Wikipedia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence
A volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Pierre Johannessen inspects a flood-prone area in Bangladesh.
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A volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Pierre Johannessen inspects a flood-prone area in Bangladesh. Photo by AusAID
The rainfall, humidity and cool temperatures of Sri Lanka’s central highlands produce high quality tea and earn the country valuable income.
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The rainfall, humidity and cool temperatures of Sri Lanka’s central highlands produce high quality tea and earn the country valuable income. Photo by Anjadora / Wikimedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
In 2008 cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar lashing the country with strong winds and rain.
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In 2008 cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar lashing the country with strong winds and rain. Photo by Mohd Nor Azmil Abdul Rahman/Wikimedia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence
A family, riding donkeys, arrives at a small settlement in the north of Niger.
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A family, riding donkeys, arrives at a small settlement in the north of Niger. Photo from World Vision Australia
After a tsunami, Samoan volunteers helped clean up the reef.
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After a tsunami, Samoan volunteers helped clean up the reef. Photo by Lou Anderson for AusAID
A new house with woven bamboo walls and a tin roof in Papua New Guinea.
Photo by Stanley Oluwond for AusAID
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A new house with woven bamboo walls and a tin roof in Papua New Guinea. Photo by Stanley Oluwond for AusAID
Houses with woven bamboo walls and thatched roofs, built along the coast in Solomon Islands, are vulnerable to storm surges.
Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
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Houses with woven bamboo walls and thatched roofs, built along the coast in Solomon Islands, are vulnerable to storm surges. Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
Villages in the dry northern part of Niger are constructed of sun-dried brick and thatch.
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Villages in the dry northern part of Niger are constructed of sun-dried brick and thatch. Photo from World Vision Australia
A Samoan family stands outside their traditional open-walled house.
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A Samoan family stands outside their traditional open-walled house. Photo by Plenz/Wikimedia
To minimise environmental impact, Myanmar refugees construct and repair their houses with materials provided by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium.
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To minimise environmental impact, Myanmar refugees construct and repair their houses with materials provided by the Thailand Burma Border Consortium. Photo from Act for Peace
Extended families live in these small, expensive, single-bedroom apartments with shared toilets in Mumbai, India.
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Extended families live in these small, expensive, single-bedroom apartments with shared toilets in Mumbai, India. Photo by Eric Parker/Flickr
Annaprashan or First Rice, is a Hindu ceremony marking a baby’s first meal in which family members feed the baby rice.
Photo by Nauzer. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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Annaprashan or First Rice, is a Hindu ceremony marking a baby’s first meal in which family members feed the baby rice. Photo by Nauzer. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
Fathers care for their children in Pakistan as they share roles with women.
Photo by Heather Pillans for AusAID
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Fathers care for their children in Pakistan as they share roles with women. Photo by Heather Pillans for AusAID
A mother who is hearing-and speech-impaired learns about her legal rights and being healthy in Kawempe, Uganda.
Photo by Kate Holt/Africa Practice
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A mother who is hearing-and speech-impaired learns about her legal rights and being healthy in Kawempe, Uganda. Photo by Kate Holt/Africa Practice
Women and children collect shellfish along the causeway, South Tarawa, Kiribati.
Photo by Lorrie Graham for AusAID
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Women and children collect shellfish along the causeway, South Tarawa, Kiribati. Photo by Lorrie Graham for AusAID
A new classroom, funded by AusAID and built by Nauruan, is building long-term skills and improving education.
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A new classroom, funded by AusAID and built by Nauruan, is building long-term skills and improving education. Photo by Lorrie Graham for AusAID
AusAID and UNICEF have been working together to help Bhutanese children gain access to a quality education.
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AusAID and UNICEF have been working together to help Bhutanese children gain access to a quality education. Photo ©UNICEF/NYHQ1996-0318/FranckCharton
Volunteer Pierre Johannessen shares his skill and uses basketball to engage young people and tackle youth poverty in Bangladesh.
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Volunteer Pierre Johannessen shares his skill and uses basketball to engage young people and tackle youth poverty in Bangladesh. Photo by Pierre Johannessen for DFAT
A Samoan family stands outside their traditional open-walled house.
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A Samoan family stands outside their traditional open-walled house. Photo by Plenz/Wikimedia
Play equipment is provided for active learning in Pakistan.
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Play equipment is provided for active learning in Pakistan. Photo ©UNICEF/HQ06-0326/Pirozzi
A turtle farm uses the water from the rice crop and provides extra food and income for farmers in Vietnam.
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A turtle farm uses the water from the rice crop and provides extra food and income for farmers in Vietnam. Photo by Michael Wightman for AusAID
Children are engaged in active learning in Mozambique.
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Children are engaged in active learning in Mozambique. Photo ©UNICEFNYHQ2006-2268 / Pirozzi
A rugby sports carnival in South Africa builds skills and knowledge of the importance of education and HIV prevention for reducing poverty.
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A rugby sports carnival in South Africa builds skills and knowledge of the importance of education and HIV prevention for reducing poverty. Photo by Jo Elsom for AusAID
The ‘Fair play for girls’ campaign in Pakistan helps promote Meena’s message of ‘A girl who plays sport remains healthy and sound’.
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The ‘Fair play for girls’ campaign in Pakistan helps promote Meena’s message of ‘A girl who plays sport remains healthy and sound’. Photo ©UNICEF Pakistan/2005/Zaidi
Women have their hair braided at Wuse market in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, for Christmas festivities.
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Women have their hair braided at Wuse market in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, for Christmas festivities. Photo © li huailin/Xinhua Press/Corbis
The ojapali dance from Assam, India, has a leader and followers singing and dancing to tell ancient stories.
Photo by Sumantbarooah. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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The ojapali dance from Assam, India, has a leader and followers singing and dancing to tell ancient stories. Photo by Sumantbarooah. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
Dance is part of everyday life in Uganda celebrating everything from birth to death, worship to expressing joy.
Photo by the USAID Africa Bureau. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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Dance is part of everyday life in Uganda celebrating everything from birth to death, worship to expressing joy. Photo by the USAID Africa Bureau. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
After the month of Ramadan, with dawn-to-sunset fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid ul-fitr, breaking the fast with sweets in Singapore.
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After the month of Ramadan, with dawn-to-sunset fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid ul-fitr, breaking the fast with sweets in Singapore. Photo by *..EterNaL sHine..* / Wikimedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed
Annaprashan or First Rice, is a Hindu ceremony marking a baby’s first meal in which family members feed the baby rice.
Photo by Nauzer. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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Annaprashan or First Rice, is a Hindu ceremony marking a baby’s first meal in which family members feed the baby rice. Photo by Nauzer. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
A family gets together to celebrate their grandmother’s 80th birthday in Pune, India.
Photo by You4youths. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
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A family gets together to celebrate their grandmother’s 80th birthday in Pune, India. Photo by You4youths. This image is from Wikimedia, and is in the public domain.
Practical Action showed farmers in Zimbabwe how to make better use of the water in low-rainfall areas and to increase production of plants such as these tomatoes.
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Practical Action showed farmers in Zimbabwe how to make better use of the water in low-rainfall areas and to increase production of plants such as these tomatoes. Practical Action/Desmond Kawanda
Significant migration into the Amazon rainforest in Peru has seen large tracts of forest cut down, resulting in soil erosion and land degradation. Practical Action is working with communities to improve agricultural techniques, including avoiding chemicals and using intercropping to prevent pests. Communities have planted coffee and other local fruit trees to reduce erosion and earn a living.
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Significant migration into the Amazon rainforest in Peru has seen large tracts of forest cut down, resulting in soil erosion and land degradation. Practical Action is working with communities to improve agricultural techniques, including avoiding chemicals and using intercropping to prevent pests. Communities have planted coffee and other local fruit trees to reduce erosion and earn a living. Practical Action/Ana Castaneda
Practical Action is helping families living in high-altitude areas of Peru to maintain biodiversity by developing varieties of potatoes. This means they get enough to eat and can make a small income.
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Practical Action is helping families living in high-altitude areas of Peru to maintain biodiversity by developing varieties of potatoes. This means they get enough to eat and can make a small income. Practical Action/Ana Castaneda
Practical Action showed communities in Bangladesh how to grow crops on a raft made of hyacinth roots. Now, when the land floods, the crops will not be ruined.
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Practical Action showed communities in Bangladesh how to grow crops on a raft made of hyacinth roots.  Now, when the land floods, the crops will not be ruined. Practical Action Bangladesh
Aloe vera is a succulent that can survive the drought-prone conditions of northern Kenya. Practical Action helped this Maasi woman start a business making aloe-vera soap and other cosmetics.
Practical Action/Georgina Cranston
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Aloe vera is a succulent that can survive the drought-prone conditions of northern Kenya. Practical Action helped this Maasi woman start a business making aloe-vera soap and other cosmetics. Practical Action/Georgina Cranston
Practical Action gave this farmer in Bangladesh organic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria that increased his production of groundnuts (peanuts) by 30%.
Practical Action/Zul Mukhida
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Practical Action gave this farmer in Bangladesh organic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria that increased his production of groundnuts (peanuts) by 30%. Practical Action/Zul Mukhida
These carrots were grown in Sri Lanka using fertiliser produced by a biogas digester.
Practical Action/Zul Mukhida
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These carrots were grown in Sri Lanka using fertiliser produced by a biogas digester. Practical Action/Zul Mukhida
In Sri Lanka, flooding caused by climate change has resulted in land close to rivers becoming so saline that traditional rice crops cannot be grown. Practical Action has introduced a more resilient strain of red rice that can grow in these conditions.
Practical Action/Anuruddha Lokuhapharachchi
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In Sri Lanka, flooding caused by climate change has resulted in land close to rivers becoming so saline that traditional rice crops cannot be grown. Practical Action has introduced a more resilient strain of red rice that can grow in these conditions. Practical Action/Anuruddha Lokuhapharachchi
Saline-resistant plants are being grown in Sri Lanka, in an area affected by the 2004 tsunami. They stabilise coastal areas and protect them against sea erosion.
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Saline-resistant plants are being grown in Sri Lanka, in an area affected by the 2004 tsunami. They stabilise coastal areas and protect them against sea erosion. Practical Action/Anuruddha Lokuhapharachchi
In Sudan the baobab tree or 'tree of life' provides fruit with three times the vitamin C of an orange and more calcium than spinach. The bark can be woven into clothing or rope. The tree became endangered when conflict prevented natural regeneration. Practical Action partnered with El Fashir nursery to raise 200,000 seedlings to be planted in villages in North Darfur.
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In Sudan the baobab tree or 'tree of life' provides fruit with three times the vitamin C of an orange and more calcium than spinach. The bark can be woven into clothing or rope. The tree became endangered when conflict prevented natural regeneration. Practical Action partnered with El Fashir nursery to raise 200,000 seedlings to be planted in villages in North Darfur. Practical Action/Awadalla Hamed
Improving teacher skills assists students to learn better at Na Thong school in Laos.
Photo by Bart Verweij for AusAID
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Improving teacher skills assists students to learn better at Na Thong school in Laos. Photo by Bart Verweij for AusAID
Thiruchelvam and Nesam sort their catch of small fish in preparation for sale at the Mathagal market, Sri Lanka.
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Thiruchelvam and Nesam sort their catch of small fish in preparation for sale at the Mathagal market, Sri Lanka. Photo by AusAID
Open-air fruit and vegetable market in Honiara, Solomon Islands
Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
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Open-air fruit and vegetable market in Honiara, Solomon Islands Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID