Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more than 2,000 primary health centers in India were operated without a doctor and more than 5,000 have no pharmacist.
The Role of Kenya’s Devolution Process in Implementing the SDGs
Concerted efforts and clear pathways are therefore needed to ensure that the implementation of the SDGs is kept on course.
How Can “Fab Lab” Help Boost Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh’s Universities?
Recently, an undergraduate engineering student from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) in Bangladesh showed me his mobile app…
Food or Agriculture
In December 2015, World Trade Organization (WTO) attracted attentions again.
Do the SDGs Signal Revolution or Evolution?
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?
Cotton in Crisis: the Limits to Liberalisation
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.
Who is Sitting at the Table and What is on The Menu?
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.
Sustainable Livelihoods: Taking Agrarian Political Economy Seriously
It appears in the ‘short books for big ideas’ agrarian and peasant studies series, and tries to offer a readable overview of the key debates, as well as suggesting important new directions.
The Political Economy of Small-Scale Mining in Zimbabwe
There was much discussion about small-scale and artisanal mining at the STEPS Centre’s Resource Politics conference last month.
Africa Needs to Do Innovation or KAIZEN?
How Different are Innovation and KAIZEN? Innovation is Like a Lottery. KAIZEN is Invention Without Innovation.