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What's the future of development?

Will this week's Mexico meeting on development cooperation produce any useful results?
from Oxfam on Apr 16, 2014.
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Taxbreaks outstrip spending on schools and clinics in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone loses a huge amount of revenue every year through tax breaks for multinationals, says a new report..
from Christian Aid on Apr 16, 2014.

'Excessive' charges undermining benefits of African remittances

Remittances from African migrants play a vital role in development but many of the benefits of remittance transfers are lost because of high charges, says a British think-tank.
from ODI on Apr 16, 2014.

EU votes to curb food speculation

The European Parliament voted last night to restrict speculation by banks and hedge funds to prevent them driving up food prices and fuelling global hunger.
from World Development Movement on Apr 16, 2014.

Deforestation blamed for Amazon 'tsunami'

Deforestation not dams was the main driver of disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia’and Brazil, argues a Peruvian academic.
from IPS on Apr 16, 2014.
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EU urged to take urgent action on invasive species

The EU must take urgent action to halt the spread of invasive species that are threatening native plants and animals across Europe, according to a scientist.
from Queens University on Apr 16, 2014.

Is this the end of the billion-dollar megaproject disaster?

Megaprojects are so large and the penalties of failure so catastrophic that governments and companies may at last be beginning to insist on better governance of these [...]
from Saïd Business School on Apr 15, 2014.
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What's it to be - movements or organisations?

After Occupy, some community organisers are interested in questioning the old divide between ‘movements’ and ‘organisations’ – and harnessing the power of both.
from New Internationalist on Apr 13, 2014.
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