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.


Poor Numbers

Morten Jerven – keynote at our SIID Annual Lecture & Postgraduate Conference – discusses the problems of ‘poor numbers’.


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 One: Are we there yet? Has our definition of poverty reached its sell-by date?

In a series of blogs, Mark Waddington, CEO of the NGO, Hope and Homes for Children, challenges some of the widely held views on poverty, childhood & the role of aid in addressing child poverty. In this re-blog, the first in the series, he asks if our definition of poverty reached its sell-by date.


Nutrition transition in South African cities

In the context of South Africa’s “triple burden” of disease, urban anthropometric patterns are not changing in the same way for everyone.