Tag Archives: development studies

Why do you work in aid & development?

Recently, a number of prominent aid & development bloggers and professionals offered insight into why they do what they do. Introspection is trending and they are highly recommended reads. In this post, Brendan opens up the floor and asks, 'What about about you?' Why do you work in aid and...
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War of the Words

In the First World War, and for the first time in the history of man, nations combined to fight against nations using the crude weapons of those days. The Second World War involved every continent on the globe, and men turned to science for new devices of warfare, which reached...
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The Streets: Daniel, Kevin & AusAID

Australia's aid program has been receiving much media and political attention recently, not in the least because Kevin Rudd, Minister for Foreign Affairs, appointed 29-year old Daniel Street as an adviser. What does this mean, if anything, for Australia's aid program in the context of reform, allocation and accountability? Does...
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Development Studies 2.0

Alex Jameson enters the blogosphere and explores the potential of social media as a tool for the learnings and education of develpment students. From Twitter and Google Reader to the presentations of Hans Rosling and the writings of Owen Barder, Duncan Green and Alanna Shaikh, social media can shape, challenge...
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What is development?

Rachel Szekely is a Masters students in the international development program at UNSW and a Steering Committee member. In this article, Rachel presents a working definition of 'development', which represents the view of whydev.org. Through this definition, Rachel hopes to stimulate discussion around the concept of development and asks readers...
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