Tag Archives: Poverty

Every child in the developing world is a Malala


NB: Before you start flaming me and criticising me for this post, think through before you comment. So across the last few years, Malala Yousafzai has been seen by many in the development community as the golden child of development. … Continue reading

Posted in International Development, Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Tale of two live videos…


Across the month of November (or December, yes this entry is very late I watched two live videos, one of a two day conference, and one of a short panel consisting of two prominent world “stars”. More specifically, they were … Continue reading

Posted in ODI, Official Development Assistance, Overseas Development Institute, Posts, Poverty Reduction, World Bank | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So you want to start another organisation to combat poverty? A possible case of too many cooks spoiling the broth


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” so wrote John Lennon is his extremely well known song Imagine. Many people individually or collectively imagine they can creating something, even though they know others have already done … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigning, DFID, Economic Thought, Human Development, Human Development Reports, International Development, MDGs, Millennium Development Goals, ODI, Overseas Development Institute, Poverty Reduction, UNDP, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Re-post from The Birmingham Brief: A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews


Here ishow my post that appearred on Birmingham University’s Birmingham Brief–an articled titled “A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews”
Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Mitchell, DFID, Harriet Harman, IDA, International Development, Official Development Assistance, Posts, Poverty Reduction, Rushanara Ali | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shadowing DFID: Mitchell vs Harman


It’s one thing unique and wonderful that after 1997 all three major British political parties supported the need to focus on International Development and increase aid with a focus not on tying aid to British commercial interests but that of poverty reduction…but the Shadow Minister and his/her team must come up with a viable development -centred policy, not a political centred development policy Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Mitchell, DFID, Harriet Harman, International Development, Official Development Assistance, Posts, Poverty Reduction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The unknown helper in development: the case of Singapore


International donors especially the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development-Donor Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) have always made the news or even the front line news over their aid activities or their aid disbursements to International Organisations (IOs). Non OECD-DAC members like … Continue reading

Posted in Ha-Joon Chang, International Development, Joseph Stiglitz, Poverty Reduction, World Bank | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments