By Hannah Bohn In the wake of recent, devastating natural disasters, it is crucial to reflect on neo-colonial power dynamics and resource dependencies that disempower Americans living outside the United States. Colonialism is alive in the twenty-first century and has relegated those in Puerto Rico to second class citizenship, as demonstrated in the U.S. federal response to Hurricane Maria.
By Erin WiedenmanClimate Change does not affect all nations equally. It has and will continue to have a greater impact on developing nations. Since the current administration in the U.S. has denied climate change, NGOs and non-profits from the United States must place a greater focus on funding climate change adaptation projects.
By Amy PollardOpen Urban Refuge and you’ll see a dark purple interface with five mint-green circles. Each circle contains a different symbol, representing one of five categories of aid: education, finance, housing, health, employment.
By Anna HeikkinenTwenty years have passed since the end of the Guatemalan civil war. The country has managed to take notable steps fostering its economic and human development. However, inequality and poverty still remain at concerning level. Investing in education is what Guatemala urgently needs to raise its people out of poverty and continue the success story of its economy on a sustainable basis.
By Tony SpenceChildren are often attracted to mining due to a lack of regulation and the promise of easy money. As a result, thousands of children in Tanzania work in difficult and dangerous conditions for little money in which their education, safety and wellbeing is compromised.
By Marion SharplesWhile certainly not being a one-stop fix-all solution, the progress that was made under a small-scale, temporary pilot should energise feminist advocates of basic income and serve as an inspiration for future work. The positive impact of basic income on poverty levels, women's self-respect, increased social inclusion and reduced scope for exploitation is greatly inspiring.
By Aarthi Gunnupuri18-year-old Adhir Pasvan from the east Indian state of Bihar, was trafficked and turned into a slave at a shoe manufacturing unit 1200 miles away from home. According to government reports, an astonishing 100,000 children go missing in India every year and many of them are never found.
By Carl HarrisonFor the first time this book asks pertinent questions, about the nature of product in its non-western context, the social, cultural, political and economic reasons why many producers within the developing world appear to be unwilling or unable to forge creative directions of their own.
By Mark Malloch-BrownSo SDG 10, which almost didn't make it, is now as central to development as the fight against absolute poverty was when I and others drafted the original goals. But if there is wide agreement that inequality now poses a direct threat to the stability and health of societies, there is less agreement about what to do about it.
By Dr. Calestous JumaThe first step in pursuing peace is to enhance human capabilities by expanding engineering education, argues Dr Calestous Juma FRS HonFREng, Professor of Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School and author of ‘Innovation and Its Enemies’.