The “girl effect” initiative was launched by the Nike Foundation in 2008 and according to Maria Eitel, the President of the Nike Foundation, the goal is to “eradicate global poverty by investing in girls.” (1) Although the initiative seems good-natured in comparison to other organisations which cry for help from the Western white saviours, I cannot help … More Why is development seen as the duty of the ‘developed’?
Life has passed me in the blink of an eye, but the progress of development has gone back and forth. Yet, in 2016 I could not help but be an optimist and envision development progressing at its height by 2046. The SDGs continue to remain optimistic despite achievements falling short of the utopian ideal. Images … More The development of development in 2046
To be painfully truthful, the supposedly ‘developed’ countries are not the pinnacle of development, as they would like themselves and others to believe. Development, as Amartya Sen rightly asserts, “consists of the removal of various types of unfreedoms that leave people with little choice or little opportunity of exercising their reasoned freedoms.” (1) These freedoms are … More Development as agent-centred
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