Happy Holidays from Development in Action!

4b0c4d81-3406-44e6-a560-50bc9de8d9f5The DiA blog has produced a wide variety of articles, on a number of different issues. As 2015 draws to a close we take a look back at the most read articles from this year.

In reverse order:

5) “Street children: diverse problems and solutions” by Tahsina Khan. Tahsina conducted fieldwork in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and found that street children are a very heterogeneous group; they have vastly different experiences. The article explores this and shows the myriad nuances of the street children in their day to day lives.

4) “India calling: Reversing brain drain” by Mridulya Narasimhan. The brain drain is often cited as a key problem for developing countries. Indeed, it is estimated that Indian students studying abroad cost the Indian economy approximately a $17 billion loss a year. However, the Indian government is trying to keep these valuable students in India. Mridulya explores these methods in this article.

3) NGOs in South America: Better off without?” by Alexander Conesa-Pietscheck. This article discussed the role of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisation’s) in South America, and whether their development could be improved with or without them.

2) “Working in India – An interview with Josh Reece-Moore” by Sidra Khalid. Sidra Interviewed one of DiA’s very own interns. Josh was placed on a two-month internship in Pune, India. Josh explains the reasons he embarked upon the internship and elaborates on a couple of his experiences during his time in India.

1) “The paradox of corruption: Can there be ‘good corruption?” by Alexei Ivanov. Corruption is a word which instantly conjures up images of bad ethics and the misuse of money. This article expands upon traditional definitions of corruption in order to remedy it.

The New Year will see many more articles. We appreciate you reading in 2015, and we hope that you have continue to read our regular articles every Tuesday and Thursday in 2016.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Development in Action.


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