A global team of researchers analyzed 34 studies of unconditional cash-transfer programs administered in low- and middle-income countries.
Building business skills to improve livelihoods is increasingly recognised as bringing value to the fight against poverty. But it can also set up identity conflict and community-level tension.
How can democratic nations help fledgling democracies and others struggling against the tide of autocrats?
China is providing masks, vaccines, medical equipment and personnel to African countries ignored by the U.S. in recent years, positioning itself as an essential partner to the region.
The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
The Trump White House questioned the value of foreign aid and neglected policies related to helping low-income countries. But US aid had already needed improvement.
If trends continue, 87% of the world’s poorest people will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
The mere presence of NGOs, no matter their size or aims, inadvertently reduced the legitimacy of local village headmen.
The strength of Australian aid is that it has been fully grant-based. Offering Pacific nations debt-based development financing instead is no way to win friends.
On top of boosting South Sudan’s development, these groups are showcasing what refugees can accomplish in the US.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
Without change, the trajectory of growth and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 80 years.
What is a hero? If President Macron really likes heroes, shouldn’t he revise his idea of what he calls “economic migrants”?
Poor countries aren’t receiving the most foreign aid. Why? And what should be done?
Comic Relief is leading a major rethink in how charities portray poverty in Africa.
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn’t succumb to it.
Even as incomes are squeezed, the British public continues to give more money to international NGOs than anyone else.
NGOs (non-government organizations) run by women in India and Tanzania fuel the success of development projects, but the women are too easily marginalized once the projects get off the ground.
When the DfID minister held secret meetings with government officials while on holiday, she seems to have forgotten about her quest to stamp out dodgy dealings in development spending.