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A blog about Development, Aid, Global Health, Energy, Politics of Food, Environmental issues, Governance, Consumption and Sustainability.

Volunteers putting on their personal protective equipment before taking care of Ebola patients.
Published Aug. 2, 2017 10:58 AM

Should aid serve purposes other than ‘doing good’?

Published Apr. 21, 2017 10:17 AM

The world is far too complex to fit into neat categories and theories. Nevertheless, it is important to develop concepts and theories as a means to compare experiences from different corners of the world and draw lessons for the future.

Published Nov. 11, 2016 2:29 PM

Why continue to publish journal articles documenting climate change and the real mechanisms behind poverty and inequality, when one mans’ derailed rhetoric can reject it with no further proof?

Published Nov. 11, 2016 10:15 AM

Possible outcomes of aid fragmentation is that no one has the total overview of what the needs really are.

Published Aug. 29, 2016 10:30 AM

Professor Harold Wilhite explains how our unsustainable behaviours emerged from the values of capitalism, and why those behaviours remain just so difficult to change.

Based on an idea from L Queuille & V. Ridde, produced by HELP/CRCHUM/ECHO
Published Apr. 28, 2016 9:56 AM

This is cause for celebration - But making the benefits real for the population depends on careful next steps.

Published Apr. 17, 2016 11:49 AM

According to my research, these are the main causes of persistence of poverty.

Published Mar. 31, 2016 1:55 PM

Obtaining access to electricity tends to have a positive effect on the lives of women and girls.