14.11.18

Speculative Infrastructures at the Urban Margins

Victoria Okoye reflects on her participation in a thought-provoking panel on engaging the ‘margins’ in the research process, organised and held at The University of Sheffield.

07.11.18

Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive

Political cartoonists need to continue to speak truth to power, but in so doing must ensure they do not cause division and hostility.

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31.10.18

Tanzania Outlaws Fact-Checking, Seeks World Bank Aid to Create New Facts

Following the playbook of Argentina and Greece, Tanzania has criminalized scrutiny of its economic and social data—creating a quandary for its international creditors.

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24.10.18

Seeing and Being Development’s ‘Other’: Representations of Africa and Diaspora Audiences

While Comic Relief telethons raise, as they always do, millions of sympathy-laden donations from well-entertained audiences, my lasting impressions of this programme would always be of a vast horde of shaven-headed, undifferentiated masses smiling and waving enthusiastically at the documentary-makers camera.

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17.10.18

On Labor Mobility, Economic Growth, and Targeted Programs

Guest blog post by Lant Pritchett.

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10.10.18

How radio can help empower women in Niger

In Niger, women experience widespread gender inequality, and child marriage is common. See how radio, as a vehicle for information, is being used as a tool for women’s empowerment.

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