Posts Tagged ‘international development’

Africa’s poor numbers: “The growth and GDP numbers are guesses”

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by iainmarlow | 1 Comment

Across Africa, statistical offices gather and calculate crucial economic data that help guide policy making for their own governments as well as international development agencies. There’s just one problem: The numbers are often guesses — and sometimes flat out wrong.

Portraits of workers in the Philippines

Posted on: August 1st, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

These are men who make hundreds of trips a week, up and down the steep winding trail, ferrying literal bags of rocks on their heads in weather that hits 35 degrees every day.

Trying to assess the value of Canadian aid? Don’t bother.

Posted on: April 11th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

It’s hard enough to figure out what Canada’s development aid is doing in Ecuador. But following the money is going to get even harder, since the development assistance from Canada is being stopped. Brett Popplewell reports.