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Community Economic Development Projects: Sustainability through M&E and Communication Alternatives in development Community Development Foreign Aid General Trade 

Community Economic Development Projects: Sustainability through M&E and Communication

Introduction Though the discipline of community economic development (CED) is, undoubtedly, interdisciplinary in nature, it does encompass key characteristics. For instance, CED fundamentally refers to a community oriented process that provides enhanced local social conditions and economic opportunities. The combination of social and economic development within a community is meant to bring about a higher sense of well-being which, more...
The Youth Bulge in Papua New Guinea: Challenges and Opportunities General NGOs Youth 

The Youth Bulge in Papua New Guinea: Challenges and Opportunities

The biggest development challenge facing Papua New Guinea over the next 10-20 years is the demographic youth bulge. 54% of the population of 8 million people are under the age of 25, and that proportion is increasing. Policymakers and program managers lack understanding – of the significance of the youth bulge for the future of PNG, and the appropriate policy...
SDGs: Leaving No One Behind? Alternatives in development General Sustainable Development Why We Dev 

SDGs: Leaving No One Behind?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set out a bold new agenda: leave no one behind. Much has been written about how donor priorities and development practice needs to significantly shift to meet the ambitious goals. In a recent article, Alec Thornton and I inquired into the extent to which development studies research, and the community of researchers contributing to...
8 men own the same wealth as bottom 50% of humanity: How did we get here and what’s it doing to us? Business General Governance Policy 

8 men own the same wealth as bottom 50% of humanity: How did we get here and what’s it doing to us?

A new Oxfam report has found that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest 50% of humanity: a shocking statistic which shows that global inequality is far worse than previously thought. Megan Giles tries to figure out how we got here and what it's doing to us. Our reliance on GDP as an indicator, corporate tax avoidance...