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Resilience and state building - challenges and opportunities in Vanuatu

Dr Tess Newton Cain, Founder of the Devpacific Thinknet

We have heard a lot about resilience in Vanuatu since the passage of Cyclone Pam, during the 13th and 14th March. 659 more words


Hold On To Your Humanity

Last Friday, the Comunidad 19 traveled to the Haitian-Dominican border in order to witness market day. The pushing of the crowd quickly pushed me through the initial shock of doing something I never thought I would be able to say I did. 558 more words

Hailing From La República Dominicana

Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future

By Colin Todhunter, Global Research

Some £600 million in UK aid money courtesy of the taxpayer is helping big business increase its profits in Africa via the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. 1,078 more words

Financial Services

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??????????? Director of the Global Justice Now Nick Dearden said: “It’s scandalous that UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the interests of big business. This is the exact opposite of what is needed, which is support to small-scale farmers and fairer distribution of land and resources to give African countries more control over their food systems. Africa can produce enough food to feed its people. The problem is that our food system is geared to the luxury tastes of the richest, not the needs of ordinary people. Here the British government is using aid money to make the problem even worse.” Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Benin, Malawi and Senegal are all involved in the New Alliance. In a January 2015 piece in The Guardian, Dearden continued by saying that development was once regarded as a process of breaking with colonial exploitation and transferring power over resources from the ‘first’ to the ‘third world’, involving a revolutionary struggle over the world’s resources. However, the current paradigm is based on the assumption that developing countries need to adopt neo-liberal policies and that public money in the guise of aid should facilitate this. The notion of ‘development’ has become hijacked by rich corporations and the concept of poverty depoliticised and separated from structurally embedded power relations.

Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies - A Review.

Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies
Edited by Sarah Lyon and Mark Moberg
New York, NY: New York University Press, 2010. 307 pp. $25.00 paper. 995 more words

Foul Sides of Development Aid Business

Here are two different perceptions of the development aid business that is targeting developing countries. One is from Forbes.com; while the other is from Euro-correspondent.com. interestingly, both of these opposing understandings are admitting the controversy of excessive profits made by those rich funding agencies and their middlemen who are paid to invest on their governments’ behalf. 3,150 more words


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Success Story from Nigeria: Toyin Ojora Saraki’s Wellbeing Foundation

Toyin Ojora Saraki was born in 1964 to the Ojora Royal Family in Lagos. After completing her elementary school education in Nigeria she completed law degrees at the University of London. 646 more words