Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The future of the MDGs – from global poverty to national development?

David Hulme (Just Give Money to the Poor) writes about fighting poverty in a post-MDG world for The Broker. An excerpt:

What has 10 years of the MDGs achieved? On the positive side: one, they reversed the post-Cold War decline in foreign aid; two, they helped promote the understanding that ‘growth is not enough’ and that growth plus basic needs is the minimalist credible strategy (even though it is not enough); three, they helped re-engineer social norms in the UK (anywhere else?) and get the three main political parties to commit to increasing and improving the quality of aid. But, there is also a negative side to these laudable goals, and it is a big negative – they allowed world leaders to make big promises and then carry on with business almost as usual.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New 2011 Stylus Development Catalog

It won't be in mailboxes for another month, but you can get a sneak peek at the new development catalog right here:

With books from CABI, The Commonwealth Secretariat, CSIRO, Earthscan, IDRC, KIT, Kumarian Press, Oxfam, Practical Action, RFF, Trentham, and the World Health Organization.