Development Blog

Gilbert Muyumbu’s recent blog set out a challenge to the Doing Development Differently (DDD) narrative: does DDD risk reproducing or strengthening the unequal power relations between state and citizen, elite and poor, that cause poverty, insecurity and injustice for so… Read more...
A meeting at CARE's offices in Kabul, Afghanistan A meeting at CARE's offices in Kabul, Afghanistan
In June 2017 the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, announced that “the UN has to change” and shift to a new way of working. Amongst other action points, and building upon commitments made at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit,… Read more...
Bridging the humanitarian/development divide: South Sudanese refugees in Uganda Bridging the humanitarian/development divide: South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
The International Women’s Day Keynote Speech delivered by Helen Pankhurst at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on 8 March 2018. Read more...
Helen Pankhurst delivering the International Women’s Day Keynote Speech at the Commonwealth Secretariat Helen Pankhurst delivering the International Women’s Day Keynote Speech at the Commonwealth Secretariat
The Doing Development Differently (DDD) agenda promises a number of changes in the development business. It has a manifesto that advises development practitioners to start with problems, not ready-made solutions; understand and engage with the local politics; support locally-led reform;… Read more...
A teenage girl at a community gathering in a village near Hardoi, India A teenage girl at a community gathering in a village near Hardoi, India
#MeToo began with the bravery of individual women not willing to be silenced about their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse. Their voices have become a global movement exposing the systemic nature of sexism and male entitlement in all industries… Read more...
People marching at the #March4Women event in London for International Women's Day 2017 People marching at the #March4Women event in London for International Women's Day 2017
Will the parliamentary debate on refugee family reunion be a chance for the UK government to adopt a fairer approach? Right now in the UK, refugees who have been torn apart from their families by war and persecution continue to… Read more...
Syrian refugee Dana (not her real name) and her sons in Serbia Syrian refugee Dana (not her real name) and her sons in Serbia