Tag: Development

Does Democracy Deliver Development?

In the mountains of Afghanistan, American capitalism won its jihad against Soviet communism. Moscow’s tentacles could no longer cling onto those imprisoned behind the...

Fifa: Any positives?

Fifa has been caught in the eye of a media storm that raises allegations of corruption, tax evasion, and bribery. Our Blog Editor, Joe...

Monopolising Necessities: Bolivia and Water

The contemporary proliferation of neo-liberal policies on a global scale has accentuated issues of unequal access to our fundamental human necessities. Although there should...

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...

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...

South-South Cooperation

Traditional international development has often focused on countries of the global North sending aid and expertise to those in the South. This model is...

Sustainable and responsible finance: is it worth it?

As more and more private investors turn towards ethical investing, there is debate arising over building responsible portfolios. Alexander Whitmore investigates whether profit maximisation and sustainable...