Michael Hobbes has a lengthy and absorbing article in The New Republic on international development and poverty alleviation. He laments “big ideas” which, after having succeeded in one place, attract funding, and ultimately fail to deliver on their promises as they are applied to diverse locales. 519 more words
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In light of my recent training day with Oxfam I will begin to focus many of my blogs on the campaigns which Oxfam will be involved in this upcoming year. 732 more words
OTTAWA — Almost 14% of the money that Canada’s newly amalgamated Foreign Affairs Department planned to spend alleviating poverty in poor countries in the last year has been returned, unspent, to the Finance Department. 601 more words
I thought about starting this piece out with a grotesque, gut-wrenching anecdote involving some sort of emotionally disturbing yet realistic account of an Israeli attack on one of the Palestinian settlements. 2,047 more words
A close friend just yesterday forwarded an Article to me by Michael Hobbes critiquing international development efforts. I found it very thought provoking — and it is comforting to see someone put into readable words and logic much of what I myself have felt for decades now. 247 more words