In his Global Development seminar last week, Professor David Hulme asked: Are the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the world’s biggest promise or just another development fad?
Today COP 21 opens in Paris. Over two weeks a new climate deal will hopefully be agreed. It is a critical juncture for humanity.
International Labour Organisation (ILO) argues that the poorest countries can afford to finance social protection, and there are eight options to create fiscal space.
Sierra Leone is an interesting case in mineral sector development in a post-conflict country where it is trying to attract investment whilst as the same time facing the challenge of ensuring it gets a fair share of the resource rent generated.
Food security in Africa is challenged in three key ways – by competition between food and cash crops, by constrained access to productive resources, and through social norms.
The SLAN nutrition conference ended last week. It brings together all the Latin American nutrition societies and is a big deal for the continent and globally.
The cotton industry in Zimbabwe is in crisis. World market prices have collapsed, and the liberalised contract system, where numerous companies compete with each other, is failing.
Take the first SDG, ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. We start to have a pretty good idea of the things which need to be done to achieve it.
Yesterday I was invited to the first WASH-Nutrition Forum. The organisers, the German WASH Network, set it up with half of the participants from the WASH community…
One of the consistent battles I face as a researcher is the feeling of uselessness I experience in each and every interview I conduct.