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
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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
…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
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