Posts Tagged: development
Since the end to the U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, many other wars have been waged, in other parts of the world, in new terrain, villages, and communities. Yet, the wars in Southeast Asia lingers.
With the world's most impoverished people bearing the brunt of a crisis they had no role in creating, donor countries should come up with a $300 billion package to cushion the economic shock.
Without bothering to learn from the mistakes that until recently had it desperately seeking a new mission, the IMF again is turning into the world's financial firefighter.
A common flaw in U.S. foreign policy is the politicization of foreign assistance. Whether Republican or Democratic, U.S. administrations allow narrowly defined "national interests" - instead of needs, priorities, and realities in a given country - to dictate foreign assistance. And Rwanda is an excellent case in point.
To bring development, reconciliation, and stability to conflict areas, it's better to think local.
Valentine Mitiev, expert on regional minority issues
Can the environmental movement in the Global South, asks Walden Bello, serve as a pivotal agent in the fight against global warming?
The Washington Consensus is dead. Here's what needs to take its place.
Sam Daley-Harris argues for improving microfinance so that it lives up to its potential. Robert Pollin counters that microfinance must be embedded in a larger development program.
Is microcredit the solution to global poverty? Yes and no....