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About 4,000 need housing in Metro Vancouver: study

BURNABY, B.C. – A task force says there are more than 70 homeless camps in Metro Vancouver, as it estimates about 4,000 people are in immediate need of housing. 369 more words


With the Mullahs at the Helm, There Can Be No Solution to Widespread Poverty in Iran

By Heshmat Alavi

Iranian authorities periodically launch campaigns to round up child workers and beggars roaming the streets. But can such campaigns be successful in a… 410 more words


SAJC Prelim 2016 - Does global aid really improve the lives of those who need it the most?

David Cameron aptly elucidated that long-term development through aid only happens if there is a ‘golden thread’ of stable government, lack of corruption, human rights, the rule of law and transparent information. 848 more words

International Relations

The Best Non-Profits for Poverty

Poverty alleviation is among the most popular causes in charity today. As of 2015, 43.1 million people were in poverty, 24.4 million of which were between the ages of 18 and 64. 417 more words


The Politics of Inclusive Development

It is now widely accepted that politics plays a significant role in shaping the possibilities for inclusive development. However, the specific ways in which this happens across different types and forms of development, and in different contexts, remains poorly understood. 136 more words

Politics And Rights

Killing the cooperative name

“We used to have a saying in Cambodia. ‘Where there is water, there are fish’. But this is no longer true”.

One of the national organisations we met this week works with rural communities across Cambodia to support local people to develop sustainable livelihoods and food security. 320 more words