Designer activism and post-democracy
Re-blog from Alex de Waal: for campaigners committed to transformational social change, the unscripted howl of celebrities is a weak peg on which to hang a movement.
Rebuilding Barpak: resilience and the difficult transition from emergency relief to long-term reconstruction
One year on from the Nepal earthquake we discuss resilience and resconstruction in Barpak, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake.
Do international development researchers still have the right to exist?
Doctoral student Emmanuel A. Adu-Ampong asks if ‘participatory action research’ projects can revitalise international development research in the Global South.
Research as political scrutiny
Our guest blogger, Professor Emma Crewe, SOAS, discusses the relationship between researchers & political elites in the Global South.
Nairobi slums: value-added outcomes in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) intervention
Our guest blog from Dr Paula Griffiths explores the unexpected benefits of an Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) study in Nairobi, Kenya
Morten Jerven – keynote at our SIID Annual Lecture & Postgraduate Conference – discusses the problems of ‘poor numbers’.