Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

Challenges In Conflict Data Collection: Assessing The Spatial Characteristics Of Nutritional Status In Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq

BY HAMDIA AHMAD, TABAN K. RASHEED, LISA R. PAWLOSKI, AND KEVIN M. CURTIN It has been well-documented that significant difficulties arise when conducting field research in conflict areas.1 This article documents the process of collecting nutritional, anthropometric, and spatial data in a conflict region. Specifically, data were collected from more than 1,000 participants in the […]

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Posted by on August 30th, 2012 1 Comment

Nepal Wireless – The Power of Innovative Action

BY STEPHEN RUTH If one were setting up a rural wireless project in a developing nation nearly all site options would be easier than the rugged upper mountains of central Nepal, near the famous 27 thousand foot Annapurna range. Yet a very small, dedicated cadre from the remote village of Nangi began a process over […]

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Posted by on April 25th, 2012 2 Comments

Emerging Donors and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

BY AGNIESZKA PACZYNSKA 1 The last two decades have witnessed fundamental shifts in international economic dynamics and the gradual reshaping of global political relationships and collaborations. In particular, emerging powers in the global south are now playing a much more prominent role in the global economy and are beginning to rewrite transnational political frameworks.  As their […]

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Posted by on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

Introduction: Emerging Donors in the Global South

BY TERRENCE LYONS In April 2011, the Center for Global Studies (CGS), George Mason University, sponsored a conference on Emerging Donors: Shifting Agendas in Development and Security. This conference brought together academics, researchers, and practitioners to investigate one of the central questions relating to one aspect of South-South relationships. This conference followed a 2010 CGS […]

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Posted by on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

Brazilian International Development Cooperation: Budgets, Procedures and Issues with Engagement

BY SEAN W. BURGES One of the hot potatoes being passed around the policy branches of most major international development agencies is the question of what to do about the rising group of development actors who are not part of the exclusive club that meets in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance […]

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Posted by on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

Celebrity Activists and Advocates in Development

BY APRIL R. BICCUM Global poverty has become an important global issue in the last 20 years and activism on behalf of the global poor has become increasingly popular.  Both a symptom and effect of this popularity, is the increased involvement of individual Hollywood celebrities, activists and advocates in development and the increased visibility of […]

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Posted by on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

Keynote: The Dragon’s Gift

BY DEBORAH BRÄUTIGAM On hearing of one major Chinese deal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an editor at the Financial Times wrote: “Beijing has thrown down its most direct challenge yet to the West’s architecture for aiding Africa’s development.” I think he was right.  This challenge is not just about low environmental, governance, […]

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Posted by on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

Hijacking the South-South Dialogue in Latin America: How Hugo Chávez and his allies are weakening hemispheric cooperation and menacing regional stability

BY JAIME DAREMBLUM The Organization of American States (OAS), an international institution with headquarters in Washington D.C. consisting of 35 independent states of the Americas, was once the premier democratic forum in the Western Hemisphere. Now it is headed for irrelevance. In recent years, the OAS has been infected with the virus of radicalization, thanks […]

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Posted by on October 10th, 2010 No Comments

Global Financial Crisis and Fragile States

BY AGNIESZKA PACZYNSKA Over the last three years food and fuel price increases followed by the global financial crisis have placed tremendous strains on fragile and post-conflict states, raising concerns about their ability to maintain political and social stability. At the same time, what these multiple crises have revealed is that even countries in remote […]

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Posted by on March 13th, 2010 1 Comment

Long-term Care and Migrant Health Workers: Considering Responsibilities

BY LISA ECKENWILER Thanks in part to over a century of progress in public health and medicine, many people are enjoying longer lives.  These changing demographics are generating a greater need for long-term care (LTC).  In the US, while there has been considerable debate concerning the nature and extent of future LTC needs given declining […]

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Posted by on March 12th, 2010 1 Comment