Great video,albeit it a little old about integrating technology, like this blog into the development world.
To Help Haiti, End Foreign Aid
For Haitians, just about every conceivable aid scheme beyond immediate
humanitarian relief will lead to more poverty, more corruption and less
institutional capacity. Read the whole article.
Source: Mark Berg
The Beyond Good Intentions film series follows the round-the-world journey of first-time filmmaker, Tori Hogan, as she investigates how international aid can be more effective. Watch the series here!
Episodes include investigations of Disaster Relief, Aid workers, peace Corps, Faith-Based Aid, and Mirco-Lending. Tell us what you think
The End Of Poverty? is the name of a new film on a similar topic as
"What are we doing here?" It is now showing in NYC at Village East Cinema. Check it out - www.theendofpoverty.com
NY Times reports about China donating $10 billion"
"Prime Minister Wen Jiabao pledged to grant African countries $10 billion in low-interest development loans over the next three years, to establish a $1 billion loan program for small and medium-size businesses, and to forgive the remaining debt on certain interest-free loans that China previously granted less-developed African nations."
Why can't Western countries realize the potential of actual development in Africa?
BBC reports that "Rwandan President Paul Kagame has praised the way China does business in Africa, criticising the West for basing relations with the continent on aid."
Read the entire article.
ODI is proposing "a ‘Good for Development’ Mark will be used to recognise those who are playing their part– enhancing their image, giving market advantage, providing incentives for Business led development and improving the Business case for development involvement.
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While we don't express our views on development, we do share stories and facts. Here is a new interesting one from the World Evangelization Research Center (WERC):
"There are more than four thousand mission agencies. Collectively they operate a huge apparatus, manned by some 434,000 foreign missionaries wielding an annual global income of eighteen billion dollars. And yet, for all the money that is spent--an astonishing average of $359,000 for every person baptized--the benefits of evangelism are meager. ... Meanwhile, the quality of life for India's Christian population remains dismal. Despite "crocodile-tears for the oppressed," says Edamaruku, and contrary to apologists' frequent boast that Christianization brings justice and equality to the "untouchables," dalits who convert find that as Christians, they remain "as 'untouchable' as they had been as Hindus." While more than 75 percent of the Catholics in India are dalits, dalits make up less than 5 percent of Indian priests. Most priests come from upper castes.