Because it is THE issue facing many societies today, with negative effects across the board, and yet, it is largely ignored:
“The incomes of the richest sections of society are soaring in the UK, China and India, and in most other countries as well. The poorest groups are seeing slow…
Despite a pledge made 10 years ago to end ‘tied aid’, recipients of aid are still being forced to buy goods and services from donor country firms, a report reveals
We don’t call it this, but there is a “PDT Doctrine”, a general world view among PDT staff that informs what we do and how we do it. Regular readers of this blog or those with whom we work can sketch the rough outlines without much trouble. We believe job creation comes from private…
Mainly just for my reference.
Invaluable advice for any undergraduates.
This podcast is from last year, but the information presented and trends discussed are, unfortunately, still quite relevant. Felicity Lawrence speaks with Duncan Green, Jayati Ghosh, Olivier de Schutter, and Raj Patel about the causes of and possible solutions to the global food crisis.
While acknowledging that domestic policies and inequalities play significant roles in food crises around the world, Lawrence and her guest speakers focus on the international trade and development issues that perpetuate global hunger. In this thirty-minute podcast, they discuss trade rules that favor rich countries over poor, long-term neglect of agriculture in development work, food speculation, the growing Western preoccupation with biofuels, changing global dietary habits, and the impact of climate change on agriculture in the tropics.
*I took the title for this post from a letter to Paul Collier written by William Aal, Lucy Jarosz, and Carol Thompson. Read it here.
Lyss C Guatemala: Millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty.
Why is education important?
- Education increases quality of life. Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights.
- A more educated society is more productive, consequently creating more prosperity.
- A larger educated population contains more…
Development Today and Microfinance on the Edge
By Matt Borden for Women’s Initiative.
June 20 2011
The word’s richest 500 people alive today control more wealth than the world’s poorest 416 million. Unfortunate in more ways than one, that’s like comparing the collective populations of Mexico, Russia, Japan, and Canada to the size of my college economics class last year.
presents this statistic in her new book Poverty Capital to emphasize the growing global disparity in access to capital. Microfinance, she writes, is perhaps not the magical solution to the woes of mainstream development as we once thought.