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...
While the Olympics is the ultimate global athletic competition, it's far from a level playing field. This recently published infographic from the Department of Nursing at the University of Southern California links countries' medals to the Human Development Index.
Being altruistic can be very complex indeed. Ingrid Nanne asks how we can be truly helpful and shift focus away from gratifying, feel-good interventions to un-sexy work that's likely to take longer but have greater impact.
Do you work in the international development sector for an Australian NGO? If so, it's likely your practices are compliant with ACFID's Code of Conduct, which has recently been updated. Zoe Enticott, WhyDev's Project Manager, explains what's new, what's not and what it all means for you.
Drowning is called a "silent epidemic" for a reason: In Bangladesh it kills more children than malnutrition, pneumonia and diarrhoea combined. Helen Morton, Head of International Advocacy at RNLI, asks why we're not talking about drowning.