• The Aid of Remittances

    In the modern world, developing countries have often looked to industrialized nations for monetary assistance in order to become steadily more developed themselves. These international aids that western nations contribute are typically assumed to be the primary source of cash flow that developing countries receive. However, the sums transferred...
  • Security and Brain Drain in Afghanistan

    In light of the most recent terrorist attack on the Defence Ministry in Kabul, the deadliest in the 15 years of war with 64 reported dead and 347 wounded, it is worth looking at the security situation in Afghanistan. The coalition government is at standstill due to continuous disagreements...
  • Read books, change the world!

    The books we read tell something about who we are as individuals. The books we write, say something about who we are as people belonging to a country, to a culture, to a religion. Books have the power to stir social change, to enlighten, to challenge ideas, ideals, to...
  • The Never-Ending Refugee Camp

    By now, most people have heard of Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which houses tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the war at home. There is, however, a refugee settlement in the world that is even bigger, and more a city than a camp. Its population size resembles...
  • The Rise of Global Inequality and Philanthrocapitalism

    According to a new Oxfam report the richest 1% (62 people in the world, 53 of whom are men) owns as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population (3.6 billion). The report also points out that ‘since the turn of the century, the poorest half of...
  • A Tale of Imperfection

    Economic Development means employment, income and non-income equality, low poverty rate, quality health services, shared prosperity, and high literacy and life expectancy – amongst other things. It is puzzling that after 5 decades of independence most African countries are still terribly struggling with most of listed above. On Poverty,...
  • Life Through The Lens

    In 1984 BBC News aired a report into the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia as widespread famine engulfed the country. For the first time on such a scale, audiences in the UK and around the world sat on mass in their homes and watched as the brutal reality of...
  • What’s Right With The ‘Reducing Extreme Wealth’ Approach

    As the 2030 agenda for sustainable development has been adopted, more and more development actors, global leaders and celebrities are getting enthusiastic about starting a new chapter in development. But is this really going to be a new chapter? In view of the UN sustainable development summit last September,...
  • One Winner, Millions of Losers, and Too Many Accomplices

    The poverty line is a World Bank estimation that defines the minimum required income to secure necessities of life, although it takes into consideration only tangible aspects such as wealth or income, it often illustrates the standard of living and the life quality. The line setting was initially USD1...
  • 10 Social Impact Tools To Watch Out For

    ‘Disruptive technology’ is a buzzword used all too often between app developers and tech investors in search of the next big thing that could change the status quo. Yet the ecosystem often overlooks the untapped potential of international development apps, initiatives and web platforms that work towards achieving the...
  • Violence in the City

    Exclusive surroundings are being created  in Colombo and other main cities of Sri Lanka. Ads of apartments and housing schemes with English names describe peaceful and beautiful landscapes. As we see these new constructions appearing rapidly in the urban scenario, we don’t dedicate much time or planning to reflect...
  • Aid: The Formula of Economic Disaster

    Aid, this assistance to achieve development has been idolised for many years, and was seen as the ultimate tool that can help Africa to end the economic struggle. Many economists and aid agencies have identified Africa as the region in most need of Aid because the high poverty rate,...
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