Being food insecure is a terrible thing. So is financial insecurity, energy insecurity and water insecurity. Sad but true, many families, communities and countries are faced with continued or emerging insecurity in the supply of water, energy, and...▶
While Busan is hosting a high level discussion on aid effectiveness, doubts are mounting on the very concept of development aid itself.▶
The West is sinking deeper and deeper into the financial morass. It tried to escape the swamp by having its institutions buying up one another’s debts. Over the last few years we saw governments saving banks and banks saving governments and ultima...▶
First, take a minute to think about this: ‘a total collapse of our financial system and economy’ (Financial Inquiry Report conclusions page xvi)”. Imagine how the world would have looked like in case this risk had been fully materialized.As a West...▶
Talented and motivated peasants, micro entrepreneurs and starting professionals need opportunities to experiment and put knowledge and skills in practice before they will eventually grow into homegrown leaders of business, academia, NGO’s and poli...▶
Michiel Verweij is advisor at SNV Netherlands Development Organization.