Posts Tagged ‘development’

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    The Difference Between India’s Stories and Statistics

    Jul 7, 14 • 306 Views • No Comments

    There is a village in Southern India called Kadapakkam. It had been a home to farmers and fishermen whose thatched huts had no running water and no electrical appliances. At traditional tea shops located at the side of the local, narrow and potholed...  [read more]

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    African Developments

    Apr 8, 12 • 223 Views • No Comments

    In Malawi, when local newspapers referred to the president as “the big kahuna,” his office threatened a jail sentence if they did not stop. This threat and subsequent events take us straight to Why Nations Fail. Malawi is a small sliver shaped...  [read more]

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    A Mongolian Cosmo?

    Jul 5, 11 • 227 Views • No Comments

    Selling for 7,000 tugriks, the Mongolian edition of Cosmopolitan has arrived in Ulan Bator.  Stephen Colbert tells us that, “With their Cosmopolitan subscriptions, Mongolian women get half off the newsstand price, plus a free goat bladder...  [read more]

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    A “New” World Bank

    Apr 18, 11 • 210 Views • No Comments

    What if you made a huge amount of money available for projects in Northern Africa and the Middle East? Let’s say you successfully expanded airport capacity in Cairo or raised incomes in rural Tunisian communities? The World Bank can claim these...  [read more]