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No silver bullets for education policy

Dr Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development at UCL Institute of Education, responds to the recent report questioning findings on the educational benefits of deworming children

Corruption and (under)development

Corruption affects millions of people, and is deeply linked to inequality and underdevelopment around the world, writes Jameela Raymond of Transparency International UK.

‘Beyond Aid’ investments in private sector healthcare: a troubling trend

As the Financing for Development conference meets in Addis Ababa this week, there are serious questions that need to be asked about development finance strategies of investment in private hospital chains in developing countries, say Benjamin Hunter and Susan F Murray from the International Development Institute, King’s College London, UK

Looking at the relationships and interactions between goals and their governance structures is key to their success, says LIDC director Jeff Waage

This is my very short explanation of the Sustainable Development Goals, how they are formed and what the key dates are for in immediate future.

Last week the global development circus descended on a neo-gothic warehouse in Brussels. The event is connected to the wider European Year for Development.

The sequence of #LIDCconf tweets from the day

Addressing food and nutrition insecurity is an important challenge for global health, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  We can see this at a fundamental level in the data that tell us that in sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia, Western Asia and Oceania, we will be unable to meet the Millennium Development Goal on halving hunger (UNDP Progress Report 2014).

Nepal earthquake and humanitarian response

The earthquake in Nepal was not the question of ‘if’, rather it was the question of ‘when’. Unpredictability and the lack of adequate preparedness for this disaster has now wrecked this beautiful Himalayan country.

Who is afraid of … a journalist?

I have just come back after a week in Morogoro, Tanzania, where I facilitated a workshop on communications and audience engagement for researchers at the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) based at the Sokoine University of Agriculture.