Filtered by: Good governance practice <Back to previous page Asking Tough QuestionsAn interview with Rajan Samuel and Mathew Titus. How does access to credit help the poor in their overall development? How Haiti has changed in the last 20 yearsby Dr Hubert Morquette. Twenty years ago, everything changed for the people of Haiti. After many years of very strict, controlled government, they hoped for the possibility of a better life. However, over the years their dreams of change have failed to become reality. Failure and disappointment have led to a crisis which continues to destroy society. Haitians now face a new set of challenges including natural disasters, a weak economy and HIV. They need new ideas so that they can regain a ... Neem who owns itTraditional property rights and biopiracy by Nigel Poole. For many centuries, the medicinal value of the leaves and seeds of neem (Azadirachta indica) has been known in India, its country of origin. Neem products have valuable medicinal properties and many traditional uses as medicines, pesticides, insect repellents, fertiliser, diabetic food, soaps, toothpaste and contraceptives. Why pay for waterMany people wonder why they have to pay for water, a product which is available naturally. Though there seems to be plenty of water on this earth, less than one percent is available in a form that is suitable for human consumption. Water must be transported, stored, and distributed to the consumer. These activities need financial and human resources.