Tag Archives: Development

The moral and national imperative for aid and development

I had been planning on having the summer off and not writing anything here till September, in the hope that the happy progress that was made in the early summer would continue and we would head into the conference season … Continue reading

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The world is at our door

U.S. Companies Investing in Myanmar Must Show Steps to Respect Human Rights http://t.co/45zAw0rskk. Odd hybrid of gov, business, & activism. — Jay Ulfelder (@jay_ulfelder) July 1, 2013 I’ve mentioned Jay Ulfelder before. He is an American political scientist specialising in … Continue reading

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Should, must, will… Has

The G8 declaration on tax is a model of clear and purposeful language. It is precise about the actions to be taken by all parties, and it demonstrates a proper understanding that private-sector development is what will drive Africa and … Continue reading

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See-through future

One of the things that we – largely – take for granted is access to information. Yet as this government works through its programme, we are getting access to more and more information with, crucially, context (that’s how we know … Continue reading

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Land rights and gender are key issues if growth is to tackle poverty

This post is written by an employee of Oxfam Development Secretary Justine Greening recently highlighted the Department for International Development’s approach to economic growth and the role of business in international development. Oxfam was pleased to see some key issues … Continue reading

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