“Don’t cry for me Argentina” – Returning from Economic Disaster

This spring, the south American country named after silver once more defaulted on its debts. This is the ninth time since Argentina’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1816 that the country defaulted. While in the early twentieth century the country was among the world’s richest, a tumultuous century later

▶︎ Private-Public Partnerships: New Perspectives on International Development

Curious about the most recent debates and discourses among development practitioners working in the public and the private sector? Tune in to this week’s episode focused on the latest perspectives regarding public-private partnerships, which are regarded as one of the more comprehensive means of tackling challenges to global development and

Development of Whom? China’s Development Project of Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port

In December 2017, the government of Sri Lanka officially handed over the Port of Hambantota to China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd., one of China’s state-owned enterprises, following the contract agreed and signed in July that year. This 99-year lease was a result of a massive amount of debt that

Coordinated Hypocrisy: The World Bank’s Hegemony In Education

The doublespeak of the World Bank on education, evident in its 2018 report on education, exemplifies what has been coined as organized hypocrisy and clearly sets out the need to challenge its legitimacy and hegemonic role in global education. In line with the scholar Brunsson’s thoughts, organized hypocrisy must be understood as

A Tale Of Coal And the Big Chill: The Outcomes Of The Katowice Climate Summit

The start of December 2018 in Europe resembled the many Decembers before it. Cities and towns across the continent decorated their streets, squares and trees, all in preparation for yet another festive season that now rarely resembles the white Christmas of the not-so-distant past. However, the holiday spirit in one