In this edition of Last Week Today, we're introducing a new occasional feature: "By the water cooler," impromptu chats with movers and shakers in the development world. Today, Weh Yeoh explains what OIC means, plus we have a special edition of globaldev links.
We're committed to bringing you the best of last week's globaldev news today. And this time, that means stories on the protests in Hong Kong, life during the Ebola epidemic and Akon's concert in the DRC. Plus a traditional comic book character gets a surprising change.
Our co-founder, Weh Yeoh, has been making waves in Cambodia working with some of the most vulnerable people. He needs your help to win a prestigious award recognising this work.
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.
In global development, some issues get more traction than others. Huge inequities exist because too often, issues are determined by what rich countries perceive as important, rather than what people need. Examining the funding situation for causes in Cambodia, Weh Yeoh realises just how unequal it is.