Posts Tagged: development
President Obama's latest initiative for Africa, Feed the Future, is likely to end up feeding the corporations eager to make a profit off of African farmers.
Beneath the Israel-Palestine clash is the all-too-familiar conflict of development: urban growth meets indigenous resistance.
With Asian countries investing heavily in a diverse portfolio of African interests, why is the United States still only focused on the continent's oil?
While the debate about sanctions in the case of Zimbabwe is heated, it often misses the point. Both supporters and opponents of sanctions exaggerate their importance and underestimate other policy tools. The reality is that sanctions are neither comprehensive nor targeted.
Measuring economic development in Afghanistan by the same yardstick as a Pentagon mission is a recipe for disaster.
The UN donors' conference is an opportunity to help Haitians rebuild in a manner that respects their humanity and enables them to become more productive.
The IMF has introduced reforms with some positive features. But it has not questioned, much less shifted away from, the "market-fundamentalist" orientation it has prescribed and enforced for so long.
Has the time finally come to reverse and end globalization?
Plenty of military options are on the table for Afghanistan, but solutions based on development are sorely lacking.
At the World Bank, Robert McNamara wreaked as much havoc in countries as he did when head of the Pentagon.