Wealth should theoretically help countries to develop - but that hasn't really happened in Nigeria. Clare Cummings explores some obstacles to development and two organisations that are working to overcome them.
While agricultural investment is desperately needed in poor countries, if done irresponsibly it can lead to land grabs and the loss of livelihoods. Geneviève Lavoie-Mathieu describes negotiations at the Committee on World Food Security to protect small-scale farmers and engage civil society organisations in the debate.
With the Cambodian election coming up this weekend, Allison Smith reflects on the first Cambodian election, sponsored by the UN twenty years ago. With the same autocratic prime minister, the same political repression, and the same endemic corruption, is there any room for optimism when considering Cambodia's future?
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.