The Paradox of Plenty and Natural Resource-Driven Conflict
The management of natural resource wealth is one of the most critical challenges posed to developing countries nowadays and it has been the case throughout history; from the diamonds of Sierra Leone to the oil of Venezuela, and the ivory of Tanzania.
Building Human Capital in Latin America
When regions of the world are compared in terms of long run economic growth, Latin America ranks at the bottom along with Sub-Saharan Africa. Countries in the region, in consideration of the Gini coefficient, are nearly 30% more unequal than the global average.
Bank Balances and Better Bureaucracy: Transitioning the informal economy in the developing world
If developing countries are serious about sparking economic growth, they need to be active in reforming their bureaucracies, promoting policies that allow larger proportions of the unbanked populous into the formal banking sector.
Where the Truth Lies: Teachers and the Media in Mexico
A free press is crucial in society to hold authority to account. Investigative journalists are the public’s greatest ally, and often put themselves in the line of fire to expose the truth. Few places are more dangerous for digging under the skin of power than Mexico. We need to recognise that the media is not just in the business of reflecting public opinion, but also of creating it.
What are the Oral Health Problems Faced by Refugees in Europe?
Restrictions on the movement of refugees has meant that thousands of people are stuck in countries of transit; and host countries are struggling to meet the needs of the refugees. As a result of this, refugees are living in dire conditions, significantly impacting their psychological and general health, including oral health.
International Day of Peace: The role of teachers in peacebuilding in post-conflict societies
Teachers have the potential to assist peacebuilding in post-conflict societies. This is particularly relevant where structural inequalities persist and teachers, schools and students have been an integral part of violent conflict both as victims and perpetrator of violence.
Why Should Men be Involved in Gender and Development Work?
The inclusion of men and masculinities in development work is vital for gender equality, as many feminist initiatives have focused on inequalities against women and it’s prevention without including men, who may perpetuate, witness or heighten gender inequalities.