Showcased projects

We support the development of +100 projects, with more grants being awarded in 2017-2018?

  • Marathon to Gender Equality (2013)

    Marathon to Gender Equality explains how women in Kenya's Iten, home to many of the best long distance runners in the world, are changing the socioeconomic landscape in their region through athletics.

  • Rebuilding Haiti (2013)

    In this web-based interactive reportage, the user has to face all great dilemmas of Haiti's recovery process, make decisions to levy international fund pledges, prioritise tasks, organise reconstructions and fight government inaction.

  • The Dark Side of the Italian Tomato (2013)

    Following and documenting the entire production chain from Italy to West Africa reveals how the arrival of Italian tomatoes in Ghana through the liberalisation of the market has broken a local industry.

  • Fighting Child Mortality in India – and Winning (2013)

    Rabi and Abhay reduced infant mortality by 75 percent in Gadchiroli, in rural India, in only 15 years. This project explores how they did it, what the impact of their project is and whether it can be exported.

  • Enough! Women Fighting Violence Against Women Together in Unique Ways (2014)

    Women are banding together to fight inequality, sexual harassment and violence using vigilantism, digital technology and even founding women’s only villages. This story finds out how these groups work and how effective they are.

  • SEEDversity - Feeding the Planet, Cultivating Diversity (2014)

    A movement of farmers and scientists is promoting a worldwide sustainable and participatory approach to agriculture and food sovereignty. This project documents the impacts of this innovation in northern and southern rural communities.

  • Rwanda Health (2013)

    Since the genocide in Rwanda, deaths from HIV, TB, and malaria have dropped by 80 per cent and maternal mortality by 60 per cent. This story asks how these dramatic improvements have been achieved and what Rwanda can teach the world.

  • European Cash Flows in Kenya (2013)

    Kenya's GDP is rising, due in part to investments of the EU, the second largest trading partner with Kenya after China. This story investigates how these investments exacerbate economic inequalities and resource exploitation.

  • Can the Money of the Future Make Poverty an Issue of the Past? (2013)

    ​Can the money of the future make poverty an issue of the past? This story delves into the question how mobile money is changing the ways individuals spend, save, trade and exchange in developing countries.

  • Breaking the Digital Wall (2013)

    ​The lack of access to technology is an obstacle to development. This story looks at initiatives in India, Uruguay and Egypt that aim to narrow the digital divide, in this way democratising access to the digital world.

  • Ecocide (2013)

    Nearly 34,000 major environmental crimes were detected worldwide in 2011. Five reporters set off to investigate five criminal networks of so-called "eco-mafias", which deliberately destruct the natural environment for personal profit.

  • The Future of the World Food Markets (2013)

    ​According to Oxfam, the livelihood of more than 900 million people is in jeopardy as a direct result of growing instability of food prices. The project looks into causes of this instability and into solutions being proposed.

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    Impact investing aims to reconcile development goals and profit-driven ventures. This project uses data journalism techniques to analyse a series of innovative projects combating energy poverty.

  • Beyond WHO’s List of Neglected Tropical Diseases (2013)

    Through on the ground reporting and the production of a radio series, this project sheds a light on five diseases or health conditions that occur especially in the developing world but are neglected, or not well understood.

  • Going Dutch (2013)

    How effective are Dutch development initiatives abroad? ​Going Dutch looks into this issue by visiting several countries, the result being a series of online video reports published via social media.

  • X-ray of Spanish Development Aid (2013)

    Spain has moved from being the sixth global donor of development aid in 2009 to being the fourteenth in just four years. This story investigates these drastic reductions and reveals the consequences for developing countries.

  • Fueling the War (2013)

    This project explores sides of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that are often ignored in the media. Through data journalism methods, the project shows how the war is big business.

  • Dirty Profits Exposed (2015)

    An investigation on the palm oil operations of the Belgian multinational Socfin in West Africa where, a few years ago, farmbers have started to rise up and claim their rights to participate in the land deal negotiations

  • Investigation of Land Grabbing in Africa (2013)

    This data-driven project deals with land grabbing in Africa from two perspectives: top-down, by data analysis of the overall issue of large-scale​ land acquisitions; and bottom-up, by collecting stories and evidence from main actors.

  • A Tale of Two Villages (2013)

    This project delves into the comparison of a success story (Chololo village, Tanzania) and a negative experience (Turkana lake, Kenya) in the field of development, representing two different models of dealing with cooperation issues.

  • Kivu: Microcredits Adrift (2014)

    Video journalist Pacom Bagula has dedicated much of his research to women entrepreneurs in eastern DRC who have built successful businesses with microcredits. Through feature-length and web documentaries, this project tells his story.

  • HIV/AIDS – The Beginning of the End (2013)

    After 30 years of reporting on HIV/Aids, public interest has waned. Compassion fatigue has set in. This story examines five different aspects of the pandemic, bringing a new perspective to the debate about what progress has been made.

  • Visualising Development Data (2013)

    Project Syndicate crafts four commentaries with interactive visualisation of the data that frame today's most urgent issues in fields such as public health, urban development, energy sustainability, and human rights.

  • Myths & Misunderstandings about the Millennium Development Goals (2013)

    ​This multimedia feature informs the general public about myths and misunderstandings surrounding the Millennium Development Goals and provides the post-2015 discussion with an evidence-based approach.

  • Follow the Money (2013)

    This project aims to map how Italian Official Development Assistance funds are put at work around the world. The main goal is to show Italian citizens how their money is used and how it impacts the life of others.

  • Somalia: Pirates Return to Fish (2013)

    Somalian government and agencies ​have been developing projects to promote the consumption of fish. In a time when pirates are abandoning their practices, this story asks: how is the fishing industry putting Somalia forward?

  • Juba in the Making (2013)

    Juba in the Making tells the story of the development of Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. South Sudan became independent in 2011 after decades of war, but a new armed conflict started in 2013.

  • Protracted Refugee Situation at the Horn of Africa (2013)

    Through interactive 360-degree images with additional in-depth information, this story allows people to navigate through a refugee camp in Ethiopia, in this way giving them an insight into the striking protracted refugee situation.