Many of the world's poor are forced to weigh up the pros and cons of living in precarious geographies: Risk versus livelihood leaves many with little choice. As food and water security is increasingly endangered by climate change, Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema warns that both the rural and urban poor are sitting in harm's way.
How is genuine social cohesion achieved during that clunky, awkward and artificial practice of "nation building"? Whose voices must be heard and how do program administrators learn from past mistakes? Dimitra Papavassiliou offers some insights and advice for developing processes to achieve social cohesion in post-conflict contexts.
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.
In the season finale to end all others, US election of the ultimate "Celebrity Apprentice" to office last week brought disruption of seemingly apocalyptic magnitude. The question on every development worker's lips is: What does a President Trump mean for the aid world? Here to offer some analysis is Dr. Neil McCulloch, Director of the Economic Policy Programme in Oxford...
Poverty is about power and politics. If you've never ended your own poverty, if you're not a part of the history and culture of those fighting poverty, if you don't pay taxes or vote in communities experiencing the poverty you're trying to eradicate, then you can only ever be a Sidekick - not a superhero!