(Eastern) promises of transformation The 2019 Labour Manifesto promises to set up a Sustainable Development Board, a National Transformation Fund, National and Regional Development Banks, and a Local Transformation Fund. It aims to commit three percent of GDP to research and development. It signals an intention to keep as much of the production chain within […]Read More The 2019 Labour Manifesto: A Moderate Development Unorthodoxy in an Age of Total Capitalism
On Monday 26th March, the Labour Party launched its new policy paper on international development: A World for the Many not the Few. The paper aims to set out a radical and revitalised development strategy for the British government, based in five priority aims: a fairer global economy; a global movement for public services; a […]Read More A World for the Many not the Few? Modesty, policy, and the dangers of the global-liberal consensus.
The Sustainable Development Goals encourage more and better aid. They also sustain a long-standing succession of big picture global aid visions which connect and conflate aid and development. This blog, taken from a keynote presentation, questions the merits of this conflation and offers some new and old pointers for development research outside of the aid-development […]Read More Africa and Development in the age of the SDGs
Project Rising Since 2000, a Global Development Project has emerged, expanded, and consolidated itself. It deserves capitals because it is a powerful, well-resourced, and global endeavour. Focussed on the United Nations, it involves economically powerful countries, intergovernmental development organisations like the World Bank, non-governmental organisations like Oxfam International, a range of different consultants and public […]Read More The Onward March of the Global Development Project