Category: Development

Journalists and NGOs- working better together?

In this article, Lorraine Patch problematises the relationship between development agencies and media outlets, considering their differences, and exploring how they can work better together. ...

Searching for Innovation in Rural India

Innovation is hailed as a great modern tool that can lift rural communities out of poverty. However, innovative new start-ups are facing problems that...

The Tourist Rush to Cuba: Is it right?

As the relationship between the United States and Cuba opens up, Tal Gurevich raises important concerns about ethical travel.  Tal also unpacks the troubling fascination...

India Calling : Reversing brain drain

Studying abroad, as many Indian students choose to do, causes a whopping $17 billion loss in revenues every year in India. Here, Mridulya Narasimhan examines the idea of reverse...

Taking an outcomes approach

The impacts of charitable work used to be a given. Here, Esther Goodwin Brown explores the shift towards reflective evaluation; from outputs, to outcomes....

Coca and development

Sean Mowbray examines the continued presence of Coca as a staple of economic life in South America and asks why the ‘War on Drugs’...

Anti-corruption Day: A misguided focus

In today’s international development discourse, corruption is often considered as a developing world problem. According to the UN, however, corruption is a complex social, political...

The Politics of Band Aid

Does the backlash against Band-Aid centre attention upon the politics of celebrity activism? Charlotte Fraser looks at the role it has in detracting attention away from broader, structural...

World AIDS Day: HIV and post-2015 development

The 1st of December marks World AIDS Day. On this occasion, Lydia Greenaway offers some thoughts on combating the disease, the Millennium Development Goals, and the post-2015...