Apparently the world of international development is at an impasse – so many theories, so many conferences, … More Development – like freedom, cannot be endowed, it must be achieved
I realised that fighting poverty is not about the ‘issue’ at hand, housing, hunger or health… but has always been about power which, as Susan George argued here, manifests in different ways on constantly shifting battlegrounds. Could it even be the same ‘power’, the famous, faceless “they” to whom we like to ascribe every evil we care to imagine? … More Then and Now; the Shifting ‘Poverty Battleground’
Many institutions agree that the diaspora can potentially fund development, particularly the informal sector mentioned above, but the loose composition of the “diaspora” themselves make it difficult for institutions to partner with them in a meaningful way, the difficulty is how to harness these private funds for collective development. … More TMG; Zimbabwe’s Diaspora Direct Investment
Diaspora Direct Investment (DDI) in Zimbabwe’s case, pools from at least USD 1.2 billion according to government estimates, … More [How] Can the Diaspora Invest Collectively in Development?
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) hosted a public event on 16 May 2014 about the high cost of sending remittances to Africa. … More Why Africans are highly taxed for sending money home
Mexico’s 3×1 programme has been numerously cited is an exemplary case of diaspora/State partnership for development and the Home Town Association (HTA) model … More Mexico’s 3×1 Diaspora Programme; Lessons for Zimbabwe?
“Our future made in Africa”, the theme of the May 2013 issue of New African magazine was a striking declaration resounding with the current optimism surrounding Africa’s future development. … More Our Future Grown in Africa: Agriculture in the Africa Union
In June 2013, the Chairperson of the African Union … More Diaspora as Dilemma; The challenge to form development partnership
The end of poverty is the documentary title that was selected for viewing and discussion at The Global Native’s (TGN) Film Night in Leeds this past May, 2014. The film outlines the structural development of global poverty … More Social System Capture; The ‘real’ End of Poverty ?
Sometimes we in the world of development get so caught up in our latest buzz words. And then we take a trip to ‘the field’ and find those words mean absolutely nothing. For the people in ‘the field’ it’s all about their daily lives. Occasionally they allow us a peak … More This is not a ‘Millenium Villages Program’