Monthly Archives: January 2013

The IF campaign: reactions and politics

The thoughtful leader in today’s Guardian suggests it’s a good time to survey reactions to last week’s launch of the IF campaign, and with it the state of the international development debate itself. As well as the critiques of the … Continue reading

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Is IF enough?

There’s been a lot of discussion about the ‘IF’ campaign launch. If I’m honest, I thought some of the overarching messages were good. We saw an article in the Indy that talked about the problem of agri-business monopolies. And there … Continue reading

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How do you feed the world?

The Why Poverty? films shown on TV in 72 countries at the end of last year have now been made available online. With next week’s launch of the aid agencies’ joint campaign on food and hunger, what better time to watch … Continue reading

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The aid delusion

The new year has started where the old left off, with a media spotlight on the shortcomings of overseas aid. As 2013 is set to be the year when the UK finally reaches the hallowed 0.7% target (see Graham’s posting … Continue reading

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Images of Africa: getting better?

One of the things that encouraged people to start the Progressive Development website was the use of images we found reactionary and counter-productive by major aid agencies who should know better. Public purse-strings may well be unlocked by pictures of … Continue reading

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