We support the development of 100 projects, with more grants being awarded in 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” 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.
This project investigates new methods that are being developed to fight mosquitoes and explores the ecological consequences and health risks associated with them.
This interactive documentary explores the practices behind the production of Basmati rice in India and the life-threatening effects of the use of chemicals and pesticides.
We explore the consequences of the raise of seafood production on coastal mangrove ecosystems and the preservation solutions proposed by local coastal communities in Indonesia.
Hunger for bees is a multimedia comic project about the decrease of the bee population and the possible repercussions on the global food system.
The project “Housing Stories” makes inequalities real and visible by telling the fight of 3 middle-class families, in 3 cities, to live in a decent and affordable flat.
“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.
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” explores the South-South cooperation, its way of functioning, its concrete realizations and its potential to reshape the global partnership on development.
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 is a transnational multimedia survey on Child Marriage, based on data and solid human narrative using strong women’s voices to show that girls' victories are society's victories.
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 Teniew 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.
An interactive multimedia microsite to discover the topic of water from unexpected angles
An online crash course in the Global Goals that shape the world (or don't).
SDG 17, looking at the actors and their responsibilities and not just the individual goals.
A data-driven website telling constructive stories about how to enable and foster sustainable development.
Beyond the Paradise is a newsgame that explains the effects of mass tourism in three tropical paradises.
This project explores the unknown lead poisoning caused by car battery recycling plants in African communities.
The project will crowdsource and map African ICT for agriculture initiatives.
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! 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 is a data-driven, immersive and constructive story on forests, deforestation and reforestation around the world.
Journeying the Nile, this project will investigate dramatically increasing pressures on North Africa's environment
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.
This project is about the numbers and stories behind rapid diagnostic tests: how much money, time and lives do they save?
Medicamentalia II focuses on the analysis of development, marketing and delivery of vaccines to explain differences in access to health.
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 will tell the story of the mass arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh and explore solutions to this problem.
Smart Slums shows how people from slums are crowdsourcing data about their neighbourhoods to improve the quality of life.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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 is a data journalism survey on female genital mutilations, with the narration of stories in Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia, where FGM has been fought hard—and successfully.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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 (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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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).
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 is a multimedia project on Nigeria's energy crisis and the role of renewable technologies to improve people's lives.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? This story delves into the question how mobile money is changing the ways individuals spend, save, trade and exchange in developing countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Bolivia's Everyday Water War is an interactive journey into the struggle of Bolivia's population against privatisations, state avoidance and climate change to fulfill to the most basic human need: water.
Land subsidence and climate change are not abstract concepts. This story shows how the lives of four citizens and their families are affected by floods, heavy rainfall, water pollution, the lack of clean water and proper sanitation.