Non-Profit Organization Involvement Into the Sustainable Development Goals

Non-Profit Organization Involvement Into the Sustainable Development Goals Non-profits are an essential part of the community, reaching many sustainable development goals (SDG) without naming and promoting them. They can be empowered to do more. Non-profits should make the SDGs a prominent point to demonstrate why clients and consumers should buy or use their services to […]

Women’s Role In Economic Development

Published half a decade ago, Boserup’s book, Women’s Role in Economic Development, still remains to be a must-read for anyone who yearns to dig further into gender equality and development studies. Her well-structured analysis will show readers the role of women in every aspect of an economy, yet how it was ignored in a developing […]

Why is Africa “rich” yet still “poor”?

Going back to the 1970s a bit, many African countries had the same GDP as Asian countries after they were devastated by wars and exploited by colonialists. After only 30-40 years, Asia developed vigorously while Africa was left far behind. Up to today, many African countries, especially those in the sub-Saharan region, remain at the […]

Development as freedom

Book review: SEN, A. (2000). Development as freedom. Born in India, Amartya Sen is one of the world’s leading political economists. In his book “Development as Freedom” (1999), Sen believes that economic growth, social justice, and human rights should be considered as a centerpiece of economic development. In this book, he demonstrates the relationship between […]

Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa

Book review: MOYO, D. (2009). Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa. New York, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Over the past 50 years, rich countries have provided more than one trillion dollars for Africa in order to promote the development of this continent. Does such a […]

Asia-Africa Development Divergence: A Question of Intent

David Henley. (2015). Asia-Africa Development Divergence: A Question of Intent. Zed Books After gaining freedom from colonial rule in the 1960s, Southeast Asian countries were even poorer than sub-Saharan African countries. However, within nearly 50 years Southeast Asian countries have succeeded sub-Saharan Africa in socio-political and economic aspects, achieving the goals of poverty reduction, health, […]

Banker to the poor

Book Review: Banker to the poor Muhammad Yunus (1998) Muhammad Yunus is a Peace Nobel Prize laureate, the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank. He chaired economics at Bangladesh’s Chittagong University. He is the person to popularize microcredit and he is the author of many books on economics, peace, and poverty reduction including Creating […]

The End of Poverty

Book Review: The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time Jeffrey D. Sachs (2005) Jeffrey Sachs is known as one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty. He has been to more than 100 countries to help solve development issues such as poverty reduction, environmental protection, or armed […]