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.
Each year the annual Radi-Aid awards highlight the best and worst in charity fundraising videos. It looks like there might be a clear winner this year, with a child sponsorship video that perpetuates the white saviour complex and Global South dependency.
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!
Sara Gorman discusses "innovation" in health and development, highlighting the importance of ethical guidelines when implementing new ideas.
After a trip overseas, it's tempting to post pictures of all the cute kids on your Facebook page and watch the likes roll in. Brendan Rigby and Weh Yeoh explain why this is a bad - and potentially dangerous - idea.