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.


New global goals, new mindsets?

In this guest blog Tony German, Strategic Advisor at Development Initiatives, discusses the SDGs, inequality and the Data Revolution.


Part Two: Are we there yet? Lighting fires: burning some of the assumptions about childhood

In his second blog in the ‘Are we there yet? series, Mark Waddington, CEO of the NGO Hope and Homes for Children, questions some of our assumptions about ‘childhood’ and how we define it.