You may assume the old clothes you donate to your local Goodwill simply get sold there. But Shannon Whitehead details the much more complicated fate of second-hand clothing - and how a lot of it ends up in Africa.
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.
Buying local is all the craze in foodie circles. Morgan Ashenfelter explains how aid organisations procuring locally can also benefit developing and post-conflict economies, small and medium enterprises in these economies, and aid organisations themselves.
Phearom’s organisation is facing a funding crisis, so they are only able to pay her $200 a month. Recently, she was offered another job that would see her salary double. She turned it down. Why would she do this? Weh Yeoh explains.
A fascination with the Western world means teaching English as a foreign language is often modeled on Western paradigms. Yet David Picart and Eleanor Paton describe a better way of teaching English in the development context.