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For anyone doing research on Mongolia, especially on the economic side of things, I’m sure that the World Bank database (data.worldbank.org) is a familiar friend. For those of you who didn’t know that fun fact, go there immediately to revel in the amount of data that the World Bank has collected and compiled into a (mostly) usable format. 379 more words

“Unfortunately, this makes you ineligible.”

When I left Bolivia to fulfill a longtime held dream of pursuing graduate studies in a developed country, I sincerely believed in the existence of systems and institutions (economic, political, social, etc.) functioning close to perfection. 860 more words

International Development - Desarrollo Internacional

Charity is not justice

By Hafawa Rebhi

The winter of 1949 was extremely cold in France. A plumber sent a letter to Le Monde newspaper denouncing “la belle vie française,” 614 more words


Academic travel on a budget

…or how to use a reading list as a magic carpet.

Early this summer, I reflected on my nine years of teaching International Development. For the first five, I taught postgraduate students mostly from developing countries, who had a life-long head start on understanding the problems firsthand. 318 more words


Five tips for evaluating impact in int’l development

International development can be messy – with uncertain, complex settings, and multiple partners with different interests, goals and capacities. 

At the same time, we are under increasing pressure to demonstrate impact. 139 more words


Why impactful CSR requires both the head and the heart

In the previous article in this two part series, our CEO Edward Shuttleworth explored how evolving expectations in Corporate Social Responsibility increase the ways business can benefit from ‘giving’ to charities.   764 more words

Corporate Social Responsibility

Concluding chapter one, bon courage!

Wow, how time flies. It feels like I just arrived, but after three months I am proud to say I completed my internship with the gender equality division at UNESCO. 382 more words