Bad aid makes things worse in Sahel – PSD Blog – The World Bank GroupSahel_map_2Why has development been unable to break the cycle of poverty in one of the poorest and environmentally damaged regions in Africa? Flawed aid, says a new report: The short-term nature of many contracts in international development makes it difficult for…… Continue reading Bad aid makes things worse in Sahel
President Obama–Forgive Student Debt. – BusinessWeekI just came from a discussion session of Parsons’ students working on their research projects for my lecture series, Design at the Edge. They are amazingly smart students. They’ve broken up into groups of five or six. Each group is about to do ethnographic research on their own Gen Y…… Continue reading Where can we find the billions to relieve students of their debt?
So this past week I raged about the ‘putting pipes in the ground’ approach of a corporate-philathrophy project. I realise what I need is for these City Councils in Australia not to keep putting money into ineffective ‘feel-good’ and ‘look good in report’ projects – but to smarten their act and participate in genuine and…… Continue reading Better Philanthrophy – ideas wanted
This is amazing.Australians who live on slumdog millionaires’ row – and love it | smh.com.auMARK and Cathy Delaney don’t need to see the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire. The Brisbane couple experience slum life in India every day.For 13 years they have lived in the shanty towns of the Indian capital, New Delhi, raising their children…… Continue reading Australians who live on slumdog millionaires’ row – and love it
Should We Stop Giving Money To Other Countries? » PropellerI have been unable to get a straight answer from any of the local politicians that represent my district to a simple question. How much money is spent each year in foreign aid. Foreign aid to make sure other people of other countries get the medical…… Continue reading Should We Stop Giving Money To Other Countries?
I was at a presentation of a project in India – funded from Australia and built in a slum in India. Very good yes?But I listened to speaker explain the project – mainly the technical process – so far so good. Then the talk veered towards the narration of the experience of interacting with the…… Continue reading On aid and charity