Poverty is about power and politics. If you've never ended your own poverty, if you're not a part of the history and culture of those fighting poverty, if you don't pay taxes or vote in communities experiencing the poverty you're trying to eradicate, then you can only ever be a Sidekick - not a superhero!
A recent video produced by female missionaries in Uganda is a parody of Justin Timberlake's "Bring Sexy Back". It could not be worse and highlights everything wrong with global development.
Sarah Huxley delves into what excites so many about the growth of innovation for development, and what key questions must still be answered.
One of our e-book contributors, Marc DuBois, gives his take on the World Humanitarian Summit's promise of localization.
Tim Frewer argues that the rising popularity of social entrepreneurship has resulted in a more market-driven kind of development.