Showcased projects

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

  • Brides Of The Sun (2017)

    This project investigates how global warming has sent rates of child marriage soaring in some of the world’s poorest countries. The results are presented in an innovative format, including 360 video, drone work and mapping

  • Dangerous Abortions (2017)

    Why do a large number of women in Nepal and Cambodia undergo banned procedures to end their pregnancies, when abortion is legal in both countries?

  • Coding Like A Girl (2017)

    The developing world is hastily closing the gender gap in the IT workforce. How are they doing it?

  • HERwanda — Conquering Gender Equality In Rwanda (2017)

    ​Since the end of the genocide, Rwanda has become Africa's gender equality success story for high female representation in politics, education and the workplace. What does empowerment mean to the younger generations of women?

  • Trokosi (2017)

    Wives of the gods is a project about one woman's journey to investigate trokosi, a traditional practice in Togo and Ghana that forces women and girls into ritual servitude.

  • The #130MillionGirls Challenge (2017)

    This project aims to portray this problem and solutions from different parts of the world, through in-depth journalism, an interactive online platform and a social media campaign.​

  • Well-connected Women (2017)

    Through in‐depth, locally collaborative research, this projects tells the human stories behind a burgeoning online movement of Pakistani women rallying against patriarchy.

  • Manning Up (2017)

    This project explores how men are actively engaging alongside women in the fight for women's rights worldwide, from challenging sexual and domestic violence in South America and Lebanon, to family planning and FGM in Kenya.

  • Rebelling And Rebuilding In Afghanistan (2017)

    ​This project intimately tells the stories of the women - especially mothers - struggling for their rights and a better future in a violent but changing Afghanistan, portraying them as active agents, not victims.​

  • A Girls' Game (2017)

    “It's a boys' game.” But what happens when a girl feels passionate about football? Three unique stories illustrate the challenges women footballers face.

  • When Women Rule (2017)

    The multimedia package explores the challenges women politicians across the developing world are taking on, the obstacles they face, and the difference they make in an effort to answer the question: what happens when women rule?

  • Where Women Make The Laws (2017)

    Bolivia is one of the most equalitarian parliaments in the entire world, with more women than men, but does this equality change everyday women's life?

  • Big Men (2017)

    Big Men tells ​the stories of East Africa's unlikely feminists: men in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya who are redefining masculinity and/or fighting for female empowerment.

  • Medicamentalia III - Contraceptives (2017)

    In-depth investigation to show the differences in access to contraception between countries and how this gap affects women in their everyday lives.

  • Task Shifting, An Innovative Approach To Save Lives (2017)

    This project highlights various initiatives to tackle gender inequality, improve women’s health and reduce maternal mortality in three African countries.

  • Sewing Societies (2017)

    Through the stories of female garment industry workers in Bangladesh, this project looks into the fundamental role these women play in the economic and social stability of the country.

  • Missing Food (2017)

    A data-driven and cross-border investigation about the food loss in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Schools For Profit (2017)

    Schools for profit investigates on the business of “low-fee” schools in Africa and its impacts on the right to education.

  • Africa’s Great Lakes In The Balance (2017)

    Examining problems and solutions of regional management of Africa’s Great Lakes basin.

  • On the front line in the fight for women's rights (2017)

    This project explores how women in remote corners of the world are pushing forward a global call for gender equality.

  • Bananapocalypse (2017)

    This project investigates the disease management in the banana production and the impact of these diseases on consumers and on farmers in Ecuador and Philippines.

  • East African Trucker (2017)

    This project sheds light on the struggle for and the promise of East African prosperity seen through the eyes of a trucker.

  • The World’s Penicillin Problem (2017)

    This project will investigate a long worldwide shortage of penicillin, specifically the injectable form of the antibiotic Benzathine Penicillin G, looking at the causes & consequences for those who need this life-saving medication.

  • Drones in Africa - The Next Big Thing? (2017)

    This documentary investigates if large-scale use of drones could save lives and the environment in Africa.

  • Shared Horizons (2017)

    Shared horizons shows the similar ability of the Mongolian cattle herders communities and the fishermen local groups in Madagascar to adapt to environmental and socio-economic changes.

  • Diverted Aid (2017)

    This multimedia web documentary reports on how a part of European development funds is being spent for programmes aimed at managing migration flows in Africa.

  • Art Beyond Borders (2017)

    "Art Beyond Borders" is a participatory graphic novel, and 360 video, reporting the challenges faced by children in the under-developed Central African Republic.

  • Made in Afrika (2016)

    Made in Afrika: on-the-ground reporting on industrial development in Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Where do the investments land, what kind of jobs do they produce, what makes new industrial development succeed or fail?

  • With bare hands (2017)

    “With bare hands” is a multimedia and data-driven reporting project that highlights and investigates the impact on the environment and the human costs of shipbreaking in developing countries.

  • Watergrabbing - A Story of Water (2016)

    Watergrabbing explores the lack of water sovereignty and the limitation of access to water. It shows the consequences of these issues and the positive and negative practices.

  • Mosquitoes vs. Mankind (2017)

    This project investigates new methods that are being developed to fight mosquitoes and explores the ecological consequences and health risks associated with them.

  • The Price of Basmati (2016)

    Consumers who want to know about the origin of their basmati rice, can read about the lush, green foothills of the Himalayas depicted on product packaging. But the reality appears far less appealing.

  • A fistful of shrimps (2016)

    We explore the consequences of the raise of seafood production on mangrove ecosystems and the preservation solutions proposed by local coastal communities in Indonesia.

  • Hunger for bees (2017)

    Hunger for bees is a multimedia comic project about the decrease of the bee population and the possible repercussions on the global food system.

  • Housing Stories (2017)

    The project “Housing Stories” makes inequalities real and visible by telling the fight of families on three continents to live in a decent and affordable flat.

  • The Plantation That Consumes Europe (2017)

    “The Plantation That Consumes Europe” is a data driven and cross-border investigation that explores the hidden sides of the Latin American and African plantations' agricultural model that feeds western countries.

  • To be 70 in Addis and Dar-es-Salaam: ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa (2016)

    This multimedia project presents stories on the fight against poverty and social exclusion among elderly people in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

  • When aid comes from the South (2017)

    “When aid comes from the South” explores the South-South cooperation, its way of functioning, its concrete realizations and its potential to reshape the global partnership on development.

  • Future Cities - the revival of the jazz heritage in Addis Ababa (2017)

    Future Cities is a transmedia project about five exciting emerging urban areas, the people and stories behind the demographic and economic statistics of urban growth.

  • I Don't! (2016)

    I Don't is a transnational multimedia survey on Child Marriage, based on data and solid human narrative using strong women’s voices to show the different faces of this practice.

  • Life in Gawair (2017)

    The project explores the life in Gawair slum, using a combination of virtual reality and graphic journalism to share the perspectives of its inhabitants.

  • Demal Te Niew (Go and come back) (2017)

    Demal Te Niew is an interactive web-documentary on return migration between Italy and Senegal that aims to present an alternative perspective on migration through data-journalism and a multi-media storytelling strategy.

  • Beyond the Paradise (2015)

    Beyond the Paradise is a newsgame that explains the effects of mass tourism in three tropical paradises (Thailand, Zanzibar, Dominican Republic)

  • Poisoned Lives (2016)

    This project explores the unknown lead poisoning caused by car battery recycling plants in African communities.

  • Agritools – Crowdsourcing Stories on ICT for Agriculture in Africa (2016)

    The project will crowdsource and map African ICT for agriculture initiatives.

  • The African Energy Project (2016)

    The African Energy Project explores issues of energy inefficiency in West Africa and homegrown innovations in alternative energy that could set an example for the rest of the planet.

  • Reserved! (2015)

    Reserved! explores the interactions between nature conservation and indigenous peoples, shedding a new light on the impacts conservation projects have on local communities.

  • Lungs of the Earth (2016)

    Lungs of the Earth is a data-driven, immersive and constructive story on forests, deforestation and reforestation around the world.

  • Journeying the Nile (2015)

    Journeying the Nile, this project will investigate dramatically increasing pressures on North Africa's environment ​

  • Refugee Economics (2015)

    This project will shed light on refugees living in protracted situations and the positive contribution they bring to local host communities in Uganda and Kenya.

  • Rapid Diagnostic Tests: Measuring a Breakthrough (2016)

    This project is about the numbers and stories behind rapid diagnostic tests: how much money, time and lives do they save?

  • Medicamentalia II - Vaccines (2016)

    Medicamentalia II focuses on the analysis of development, marketing and delivery of vaccines to explain differences in access to health.

  • After Ebola (2016)

    After Ebola connects with citizen reporters to build a comprehensive picture of the aftermath of the virus. Their stories give a window on to how fragile communities are coping with - and beginning to recover from - a brutal epidemic.

  • Wells of Tears – The Bangladesh Arsenic Project (2015)

    Wells of Tears will tell the story of the mass arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh and explore solutions to this problem.

  • Slum No More (2015)

    Slum No More describes the clash between local authorities wishing to upgrade an overcrowded slum into a modern neighborhood and the slum dwellers' hope for affordable housing

  • SEEDcontrol (2015)

    This project will collect data on the corporations that control the global seed market and the impact that they have on farmers and seed producers.

  • Ug99 – Rust Never Sleeps (2015)

    In a series of short videos, 'Rust Never Sleeps' tells the story of how a tiny fungus came to threaten to destroy one of the most important crops in the world, and how we may or may not be able to stop it.

  • Can Quinoa Feed the World? (2016)

    This story asks how quinoa, a seed cultivated for thousands years in the andean region, started to conquer the world 10 years ago and how this impacts andean growers and world security.

  • Sex Symbols (2015)

    Unequal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is one of the major signs of gender inequality around the world. However, even in discrimination conditions, women have led change.

  • Invisible Killer (2015)

    Invisible Killer is an interactive web documentary that tackles the issue of Tuberculosis and MultiDrugResistant TB, the second greatest killer worldwide and the leading cause of death in South Africa.

  • Tales of the Missing Millions (2015)

    This scrollytelling project looks into fraud and corruption at major development institutions, such as the World Bank, and at the monitoring solutions emerging at the international and local level.

  • Can Tourism ‘Save’ Haiti? (2015)

    Five years after the earthquake, the Martelly-administration is set to make Haiti the Next Big Thing in Caribbean tourism. Can this be the path to sustainable development and finally ‘save’ Haiti?

  • Mothers and Children First (2015)

    An immersive conceptual map (text, pictures, video and graphics) addresses the ups and downs of the Bolivian intercultural healthcare system and its ability to tackle the maternal mortality rate.

  • Investment Arbitration and Development (2015)

    This project sheds light on the intransparent world of investment protection, by displaying all known investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases in a map and showing what some of these cases mean for developing countries.

  • 3D Wastepickers (2015)

    Waste pickers in Haiti and India sell their collected garbage to private companies who recycle it to filament for 3D printers, thus improving salaries and living conditions for waste pickers.

  • Fighting Polio (2015)

    The polio eradication campaign is the largest medical campaign worldwide. Why did it fail to achieve eradication on the intended date and what are its strengths and weaknesses?

  • A World Without Chocolate? (2015)

    A world without chocolate is a silent menace for those who depend on their crop and those obsessed with this fruit. New technologies make their way into this field, but will they grant a sustainable future for consumers?

  • UNCUT (2015)

    UNCUT is a web-documentary on female genital mutilations (FGM), with a data journalism survey through Africa and Europe. It narrates stories of women in Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia, where FGM has been fought hard—and successfully.

  • Africa Goes Green (2015)

    This project will show how innovation and creativity are key to the rise of renewable energies in Africa thanks to new ways of financing that do not depend exclusively on philanthropy.

  • FOOD4 (2015)

    Food4 aims to produce seven stories, a geographic atlas in Italian and English and 2 exhibitions to explore the topic of Food Security and related development projects, in the year of the EXPO2015.

  • Agritools – Green ICTs in African Lands (2014)

    Agritools is a journalistic research project that aims to understand the real effects of the use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) in the field of agriculture, fisheries and livestock in Africa.

  • Ndirande Slum – Engines Behind the Development Goals (2014)

    Slums, as many Westerners think, are a huge obstacle to development. This project challenges this idea, showing that slums can be an engine for poverty eradication.

  • Breaking Menstrual Taboos (2015)

    In the developing world, menstruation is surrounded with taboos. This multimedia feature tells three stories from three different countries, showing how girls are affected and how people are looking for solutions for female sanitation.

  • Building Urban Resilience (2014)

    Through the case studies of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, this investigation looks behind the newly hyped phrase of 'resilience', and focuses on some of the dilemmas in different development strategies that aim to build resilience.

  • On the Charcoal Trail (2014)

    The charcoal trade is estimated to be worth $12bn a year in sub-Saharan Africa alone by 2030. This story explores the makers, users, dealers and smugglers involved in this booming trade, which causes serious harm to people and planet.

  • Graphic Memories (2015)

    This multimedia feature immerses readers in the stories of four Ugandan women – focusing on their abduction and life with the Lord's Resistance Army. What challenges do they face today?

  • Medicamentalia (2014)

    This project analyses and compares the prices of drugs used in the treatment of diseases across developing countries. What impact do patents have on prices, and have survival rates improved?

  • Well Fed (2014)

    The story follows two guys who set on a quest to tell a story about GMOs that seldom reaches the general public: genetic modification can provide both harvest security and crops with nutritious value.

  • Small is Powerful (2014)

    Small is Powerful (Les Grands Moyens in French) reveals the underrated impact of local Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on Africa's development, showing that Africa is not only about microcredit and multinationals

  • The Formidable Queen Mothers of Ghana (2015)

    Queen Mothers in Ghana have reclaimed and modernized their traditional role, bringing social and economic changes across the country. This story is about women leadership and ingenuity - of a little known, but remarkable institution.

  • Toilet for All (2014)

    Over 2.8 billion people in the world lack access to proper sanitation, putting human security in jeopardy. This project highlights the impact of this human development failure in India and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • E-waste Republic (2014)

    On the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, sits Agbogbloshie, a relevant dump of electronic waste in Africa. This data-driven project shows how a social enterprise is converting such e-waste into valuable products.

  • Fish for Cheap (2015)

    The ocean off West Africa is a fertile ground for both European fleets and illegal trawlers. This project follows the entire fishing chain – from those affected locally to those consuming the catch in Europe.

  • Fighting Maternal Deaths with Faith (2014)

    This project follows one imam and his wife in Afghanistan as they train and dispense contraception to their community. How do they operate in a society plagued by poverty, cultural restrictions and limited access to healthcare?

  • Why Is Fertiliser So Scarce In Africa? (2014)

    This project analyses why fertiliser is hardly used on farms in Africa when it has helped transform agriculture in nations like India, reducing hunger and improving prosperity.

  • Follow the Money 2 (2014)

    Follow the Money 2 continues the project Follow the Money begun in 2013 by La Stampa, which opened an important debate on how Italian development aid is spent and inaugurated La Stampa’s new Development Cooperation section.

  • Future Cities (2014)

    Over 70% of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. This project explores the next generation of cities: from the upcoming Silicon Valley of Latin America (Medellin) to the next African fashion city (Kinshasa).

  • Mafia in Africa: How the Mafia Infiltrates the African Economy (2014)

    The project investigates, maps, analyses and visualises Italian mafias’ investments and money laundering practices in Africa, and how has this changed precarious African economies and impacted communities.

  • Green Energy for the Giant of Africa (2014)

    Green Energy for the Giant of Africa is a multimedia project on Nigeria's energy crisis and the role of renewable technologies to improve people's lives.

  • The Water Fund: Spain Supplies Latin America (2014)

    The six-month data-driven and cross-border enquiry "The Water Fund: Spain Supplies Latin America" analyses the biggest cooperation programme in Spain, which was created in 2007 to improve water supply in 19 Latin American countries.

  • Boom and Bust on an Emerging Continent (2014)

    Across Africa, boomtowns are increasingly emerging as hubs of African development. This story investigates if these towns are in fact unleashing Africa's potential and promote sustainable development.

  • China’s Train to African Development (2014)

    How does the combination of "old" Western aid—attached to values of democracy—contrast with "new" Chinese aid—focused on economic development—in Africa? This project unravels the impact of different models of aid.

  • Connecting Africa (2014)

    This print and scrollytelling project shows how a new generation of Africans are boosting new strategies to democratise the access to technology, in this way improving the living conditions of the inhabitants of the continent.

  • 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.