With the opening kick-off of the FIFA World Cup 2014 less than 12 hours away in Brazil, 32 teams are ready to compete for a prize that only eight nations have won. Brendan Rigby looks at how the countries stack up against that other ranking and prize - human development.
As Live Below the Line week comes to an end, OakTree representative Sara wanted to take the opportunity to respond to Stu O’Brien’s recent post about the campaign. She outlines why they believe it is such an important campaign.
Effective marketing brings attention and donations. Good development work improves the lives of poor people. Can the two coexist? Weh Yeoh says no and gives five reasons why not.
The Live Below the Line campaign challenges participants to better understand poverty by eating on less than $2 a day for five days. Stu O'Brien offers a few tips on how to get an even more thorough understanding of extreme poverty.
Drawing on his experience in Nepal and the Philippines, Filippo Minozzi considers the relationships between religion and poverty, faith and fatalism, and wealth and happiness, concluding that religion makes people happier but countries less rich.