Do children in orphanages benefit from their contact with volunteers? Hanna Tabea Voelkl draws on her field research in Ghana to consider children's perspectives.
In a touristy area of a poor country, a child comes up to and asks you to buy something. How do you respond? Do you turn them away and ignore them, or do you acquiesce? In her first post for WhyDev, Alison Rabe explores this complex issue through the eyes of an American living in Cambodia.
In international development, shrinking aid budgets and a increased desire to engage youth in global issues means that international volunteerism is increasingly relevant. However, how does this relate to the desired goal of sustainability? Based upon her experience working with an international volunteer organisation, Michaela Brown enters into this discussion, uneasily.
How do we reconcile a love of travel with ethical practice and fair toursim? Arancha Martinez, explores global tourism, development and planning fair and ethical travels in the very first submission to whydev.org. In looking at a tourism and development in a number of countries, Arancha explores the benefits of tourism for community development. Although tourism has a great potential...