It seems everyone knows the best way to reduce poverty and make development better. Why are there so many armchair experts on development and how can those of us in the sector advance conversations with those outside of it? Weh Yeoh gives his expert opinion.
To much fanfare, the roadmap to end extreme poverty by 2030 was released Thursday. The high-level panel set forth the global community's vision for achieving a new set of development goals. Brendan Rigby read the report, and highlights some key aspects of it with particular attention paid to the education goal.
While free market economics have led to rapid growth in many poor countries, its failures lead to unsustainable growth that taxes our planet. Erin Nash describes Jeffrey Sachs' advocacy for Sustainable Development Goals, and raises questions about their development.
This week we present three posts around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There are eight MDGs that need to be met by 2015. Given the unlikely even that all will be met, Scott Weathers suggests we condense the MDGs into something simpler.
Climate Change is happening, but we do not seem to realise it. The socio-economic impacts of Climate Change are enormous and the implications for human well-being are frightening. Erin Nash tackles the tricky landscape of Climate Change and migration, unpacking the concept of 'climate refugees'. Who are they? Where will they go? Who will pay? Are they refugees?