John Vandaele is the author of a number of books on globalization, including ''Het recht van de rijkste' and 'De stille dood van het neoliberalisme'. John studied psychology, law and development at Ghent University. He worked for many years as a journalist for the daily newspaper De Morgen and the weekly Knack. He has been working at the magazine Mo.
Belgian development aid was initially once driven by self-interest. Over the last fifteen years it has made a more resolute effort to genuinely contribute to development.