Development – like freedom, cannot be endowed, it must be achieved

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

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Then and Now; the Shifting ‘Poverty Battleground’

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’

TMG; Zimbabwe’s Diaspora Direct Investment

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