This week on Last Week Today, we are talking Tony Blair and doing development differently. Plus, we have an opportunity to join our team.
This is the last post in our MDG-themed week. WhyDev Editor, Gregory Pellechi, has been thinking about the MDGs of late and got to wondering whether or not human rights is an integral part of them or not. He's looking for your answers.
There is a pervasive misconception that the number of people with disabilities in any given community is small. Yet, 15% of the world’s population live with disabilities, and the number is higher in lower income countries. Weh Yeoh explores how to best address the inequality among people who are largely invisible in development programs.
What is learned in a classroom is often miles away from what happens or works in practice. We all know this. How it actually differs though, is something that is difficult to predict. Weh Yeoh reflects on his experiences in China, giving a personal account of his struggles to frame and communicate disability issues within the human rights framework.
One of the common themes in recent development discourse has been the dichotomy between natural resource extraction and human and environmental rights. Mining is ubiquitous in the developing world, boosting foreign direct investment and creating jobs, but bringing with it a series of social and environmental problems. In his first post for whydev, Anthony Persaud explains how this tension is...