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Sophia Kagan is currently a student at the London School of Economics, completing an MSc in International Development Management. Prior to this she was a consultant with the United Nations Industrial Development Programme and an Australian Youth Ambassador with the International Labour Organization in China.

It’s Arrested Development! Why ‘fixing’ dysfunctional states is a bit like fixing dysfunctional families Foreign Aid Governance 

It’s Arrested Development! Why ‘fixing’ dysfunctional states is a bit like fixing dysfunctional families

The story of a ‘wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together’ might not sound like an allegory for why technical cooperation assistance to least developed countries has been unsuccessful. Sophia Kagan takes a closer look and finds some important parallels. Continue reading
How do we develop happiness? (Part 2) Alternatives in development 

How do we develop happiness? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of ‘How do we develop happiness’, Weh Yeoh looked at the increasing trend of governments to enact policies aimed at increasing their citizens’ happiness. In Part 2, Sophia Kagan looks at how governments can measure happiness and how these measures can impact on government policies. Is there, hiding amongst the empty political rhetoric, a real way in... Continue reading