Contributors

Aaron Ausland  

Aaron Ausland is global development professional with 15 years experience working in over 30 countries. He holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound and a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. He is the founding editor of The Global Citizen: a Journal for Young Adults Engaging the World Through Service (www.kristafoundation.org). He is currently the Director of Independent Research and Evaluation at World Vision International. He also blogs on issues related to international development and service ethics at www.stayingfortea.org.

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Focus on Corruption: How to secure the aims of decentralization in Peru by improving good governance at the regional level Uploaded 27th September 2011

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Focus on Corruption: How to secure the aims of decentralization in Peru by improving good governance at the regional level


Dorosella F. Bishanga

Dorosella was born in Tanzania and is currently living in Germany. She is in the final stage completing her Masters in Democratic Governance and Civil Society under DAAD sponsorship. She is passionate about equality issues and believes it is through equal opportunity and participation that every member of society can realize hes or her potential. Among others issues that she is interested in are accountability and transparency as key governance principles and the belief through these key principles that citizens can access information that can enable them hold their leaders to account.

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On International Women’s Day Tanzanian women were still far from achieving a measure of equality Uploaded 26th March 2012


Stacey Bridge

Stacey graduated in 2011 with BA Joint Honours in International Relations and History. Then went on to complete a Masters Degree in History by Independent Study in October 2012. This research focused on Pakistan’s cultural and political development and the history of terrorism within its borders. Stacey was commended for the originality of this research which highlighted a fresh, new direction for further study. She is now actively looking to move into the field of research where she could pursue her real interests.

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To what extent have the colonial legacies and formative years shaped the contemporary Pakistan and its challenges with Islamic Extremism? Uploaded 31st July 2013

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Claire Burgess

Claire has recently completed a Masters in International Development at University of Melbourne including thesis and coursework components. She has 3 years community development experience working predominately with Indigenous Australians and migrant/refugee youth in Australia for NGO’s and government departments. She is currently living in Melbourne and is employed as an Aboriginal-focused Advanced Community Youth Justice Practitioner with the Victorian government, whilst currently completing a graduate diploma in Human Rights Law at University of Melbourne. Claire is passionate about Indigenous issues throughout the world, in particular the protection of Indigenous rights such as the access to land and cultural heritage.

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Large Scale Biofuel Projects in Mozambique: A Solution to Poverty? Uploaded 30th April 2013

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Matthew Corrigan

Matthew (Matt) Corrigan is a human rights and rule of law development practitioner. He has had a varied career working as an indigenous education researcher and lawyer in Australia. He has worked briefly as a Director in Human Rights Policy for the Australian Government. He also worked for just under three years in Bangladesh with UNDP working to build the country’s national human rights commission. He is currently living in South Sudan where he is pursuing a number of projects including youth development and refugee rights. Matt can be contacted on matt_corrigan@yahoo.com.

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Law and Development: Applicable Law in Transitional Contexts – is there a role for model criminal legislation? Uploaded 11th July 2012

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Marike de Kloe  

Marike de Kloe holds an MSc in Educational Science as well as an MSc in Management of Development from the Open University. She is currently working as education programme manager for the Dutch NGO Woord en Daad (www.woordendaad.nl)

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Inter-Organisational Cooperation of Haitian NGOs in Education – A Haitian Perspective Uploaded 8th January 2012

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Louella Fitzsimmons  

Louella Fitzsimmons is currently completing her Master in Social Science & International Development at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science and is currently working as a Project & Communications Officer for Melbourne based organisation Aware http://www.awareglobal.org/ . Louella is also currently working with RMIT University’s Globalism & Research Centre and the International Women’s Development Agency in communications based roles which combines her love of writing with her interest in current globalisation and international development concerns. After graduation Louella intends to undertake research and work in Papua New Guinea and to travel and work extensively throughout Latin America. Louella hopes to pursue further postgraduate research on the links between social disparity and political instability in the spread of HIV/AIDS in developing contexts with a particular focus on PNG’s HIV/AIDS concerns. Louella’s other point of interest is exploring the compounding effects of internal displacement on the achievement of international development goals and how immigration and displacement pressures affect gender equity, and the incidence of trafficking in persons. Louella tweets regularly about such areas of international and Australia based issues at @LouellaLouella.

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HIV in PNG – An Ongoing Health Crisis Uploaded 7th March 2013

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Emma Forrest  

Emma graduated in 2010 from the University of Reading with a First Class Human Geography degree. Since graduating she has spent seven months volunteering, studying, travelling and working in Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and Indonesia. Since then she has been looking to start her career in International Development or Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Victims of the Economic Crisis: Female migrant workers and the growing threat of exploitation, forced labour and trafficking Uploaded 28th February 2012

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Carly Garonne  

Carly Garonne is currently completing a Master in International and Community Development at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Bachelor in International Studies, as well as a Diploma in French. She is currently employed at World Vision Australia as a Child Sponsorship Promoter and has previously worked as a Research Assistant at United Nations Volunteers in Bonn, Germany. She describes herself as being “very passionate about international development” and is looking forward to a continued future in the civil society sector.

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How can NGOs practice ‘doing good’ and minimise ‘doing harm’? What are the dilemmas and challenges present? Uploaded 26th November 2011

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Matt Haikin  

Matt Haikin is an Internet Entrepreneur, Web Strategist and ICT Manager with over 20 years’ experience working with charities, multi-nationals and running his own start-up social enterprises. After completing a Masters Degree in ICTs for Development at the University of Manchester, he has recently moved into the International Development sector. Matt is passionate about taking a participatory approach to bringing modern and emerging technologies to developing countries, in order that poor communities in these countries can begin to appropriate the technology to serve their own wants and needs, and begin to break out of a cycle of dependence on foreign trans-national companies and big international donors and NGOs. Matt also has a particular interest in travelling and working across the globe, especially in Latin America, where there appear to be fascinating political changes affot. He intermittently blogs on this and other, related issues at www.matthaikin.com and equally intermittently tweets about it at @MattHaikin.

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Achieving empowerment in ICT for Development through community participation Uploaded November 13th 2012

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Why has the Peru One Laptop Per Child program failed to live up to its promise? Uploaded December 14th 2012

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Is it better to be poor in a high-income or a low-income country? – Counter-intuitive reflections, measuring well-being and the impact of inequality Uploaded 21st March 2013

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Reflections on applying iterative and incremental software development methodologies to aid development Uploaded 18th July 2013

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Nicholas Hess  

Nicholas Hess recently completed a MA in International Development from the University of Sheffield. His research in Mozambique examined land rights and land use in the context of Mozambican civil society. He has been a research intern for ORAM (Associação Rural de Ajuda Mútua, Rural Organization for Mutual Help) in Maputo, Mozambique and volunteered with MuGeDe (Mulher, Gênero e Desenvolvimento, Women Gender and Development) also in Maputo. Nicholas’s professional interests lie in the field of international development, more specifically with issues of governance, civil society and economic reform. His blog can be found at
http://nicholashess.wordpress.com/

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Community Need, Government (in)action and External Pressure: A Study of Civil Society and Land Rights in Mozambique Uploaded 4th March 2013

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Alan Hudson  

Alan Hudson currently works for the ONE Campaign, where he leads on governance, transparency and accountability. Immediately prior to working for ONE, Alan worked on a range of governance-related issues for DFID in London and Ethiopia. Prior to working for DFID Alan held a number of policy and research posts at the Overseas Development Institute, the UK Parliament, the Open University and the University of Cambridge. Many of Alan’s publications are available at www.alanhudson.info

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Globalization, Regulation and Geography: The Development of the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands Offshore Financial Centres Uploaded 11th October 2011

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Krystle Lai  

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Multi-sectoral Approaches to Migration of Health Professionals Uploaded 9th June 2011

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James Lawrie

James Lawrie is a postgraduate with an MA in International Trade and Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Free Trade in the Real World: Competing perspectives about the role and impact of trade in developing countries Published January 30th 2011

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Jennifer Lentfer  

Jennifer Lentfer has worked with over 300 grassroots organizations in east and southern Africa over the past decade, focusing on organizational development and learning. Currently, she is the creator/editor of www.how-matters.org, a blog aimed at raising the level of human dignity within development assistance and putting real resources behind local means of overcoming obstacles.

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Understanding organizational development within community-based organizations Published August 18th 2010

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The Glass Half Full? Understanding organizational development within community based organizations (3577)

Beyond Accountability: Harnessing the Power of M&E to Improve OVC Programming Published August 23rd 2010

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Beyond Accountability: Harnessing the Power of M&E to Improve OVC Programming (1991)


Kate Leslie

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Burnt Out Borneo Published February 15th 2010


Trevor Mattos  

Trevor is a Pike Scholar studying International Development and Public Health at Gordon College, Massachusetts. There he has played a prominent role in the establishment of the Learn Africa Project. Trevor is also a board member of Clinics of Hope. Previously he has worked with ‘Beyond Benign’ – promoting sustainable science.

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The Learn Africa Project: Public Health, Applied Learning and Research Internship Project Report uploaded December 18th 2011

The Intersection of Gender, Education and Health: A Community-level Survey of Education and Health Outcomes for Women in Southeastern Togo Uploaded June 4th 2012

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The Intersection of Gender, Education and Health: A Community-level Survey of Education and Health Outcomes for Women in Southeastern Togo (2036)


Casey McCarthy  

Casey recently completed a Master in Communication for Development through Malmo University, Sweden and holds Bachelors Degrees in Journalism and Arts (English) from the University of Queensland, Australia. Casey has worked as a media and communication advisor in state government in Australia and has three years international development field experience with UNICEF in Bangladesh and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Cambodia. She is currently based in San Diego, California.

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Media development in transitional democratic Cambodia Published 2nd July 2012

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Hubert De Mully

Hubert de Milly PhD, is an expert in international aid and global development. As an OECD senior adviser he has been the manager of the WP-EFF over the last 4 years, and one of the key individuals implied in the preparation of Accra and Busan forums. His knowledge is rooted in 15 years of field-level experience in Africa and India, backed by recognized academic work. He has also led a strategy unit for a major bilateral donor.

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From Aid Effectiveness to Development Effectiveness: Paying Tribute to the WP-EFF Published June 27th 2012

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Baltazar M.L Namwata

Baltazar holds an MSc in Agricultural Education as well as a BSC in Agricultural Studies. He is currently working at the Institute of Rural Development Planning, Dodoma where he specialises in Environmental and Rural Sociology, Development Studies, Agriculture and Gender.

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Demographic Dimensions and their Implications on the Incidence of Street Begging in Urban Areas of Central Tanzania: The Case of Dodoma and Singida Municipalities Uploaded to Hii Dunia May 7th 2011

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Cynthia Odera

Cynthia is currently studying towards a Masters in Development Studies from St Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya. Her Thesis is entitled “Addressing Urban Poverty:The Role of Youth Community-Based Organizations, Agencies and Groups in Community-Driven Development, Kibera Slums”.

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Renewable Energy Technologies – Benefits, Opportunities and Constraints Published 1st September 2010

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David Parduhn

David gained his BA in Area Studies Asia/Africa and a minor in Social Sciences from Humboldt University, Berlin in 2010. In his Bachelor thesis he investigated the social construction of ethnic identities and their political relevance in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province until the general elections in 1992.


Recently, he gained his MA in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation from the School of Global Studies, Sussex University, Brighton. In his dissertation he investigated the shifting perceptions of Turkish ‘immigrants’ and the emergence of a ‘Muslim community’ in Germany. His work has been awarded the Bill and Scarlett Epstein Prize for the best MA dissertation in Anthropology.
At present, he is working as assistant lecturer at the Institute of Asian and African Studies, teaching academic methods and debates in anthropology/area studies.

From March 2012 he will be based in Nairobi, working at the National Commission for UNESCO. He is particularly interested in critical theory, gender, the construction of histories, othering and identity politics, participatory methods, and islamophobia within foreign and defence policy including the ongoing ‘war on terror’.

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Losing out to Supermarkets – The Transformation of Fruit and Vegetable Supply Chains in Southern Africa Uploaded 11th June 2011

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‘Money does not always talk’ – Reassessing the Empowerment Potential of Women’s Employment Uploaded 1st June 2011

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‘Money does not always talk’ - Reassessing the Empowerment Potential of Women’s Employment (1443)

Change or Continuity? Female Sex Workers’ Lives in the Dominican Republic Uploaded 12th September 2011

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‘Everyone is doing something and calling it PRA’ – A Critical Reflection on Participatory Methods in Development Uploaded 10th October 2011

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Verity Powell  

Verity completed a Masters in International Development at Birkbeck University in 2011. She subsequently worked for a development charity on the Caribean coast of Colombia for three months, before returning to London. She is passionate about Latin American Women’s Rights and currently volunteers for the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS).

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Girls to Women: Gendered Transitions to Adulthood in The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Uploaded 10th April 2012

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Svenja Quitsch  

Svenja is a student of Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance which is part of the United Nations University. She already holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts at University College Maastricht and has experience of Community level Development work in India.

As well as her studies Svenja is a Project Coordinator at the Youth Future Project – a highly respected German based youth empowerment organisation.

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The Sustainability of Development Cooperation – An Assessment of North-South and South-South Approaches Uploaded 28th March 2013

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Ashten Regan-Denham  

Ashten Regan-Denham is a communications professional with a public relations background. She has a BA in International Relations, a MSc in Global Development Management and a Washington consensus phobia. She blogs on development issues at The Washington Coercion and is available for freelance work in communications, advocacy, or research.

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Does micro-finance empower women in Bangladesh? An evaluation of the evidence Published 7th June 2012

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‘One size fits all.’ How much does donor influence in setting educational policy in poor countries lead to improved quality outcomes? Uploaded 13th March 2013

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James Ricci

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Infectious Diseases and TRIPS: A Critique of Global Civil Society Published March 31st 2010


Amina Samy  

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In Service of Those Who Serve Us? The Impact of Immigration Policy on Discrimination against Foreign Female Domestic Workers in Kuwait Uploaded May 15th 2011

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Allah and Micro-Finance? Investigating Islamic Banking Principles in Indonesia’s Microfinance Sector, and its Potential for Economic Empowerment Uploaded April 14th 2011

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Maya Sethi  

Maya has recently completed an MSc in Gender and Social Policy (with a development focus) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, during which she also completed an internship at Action Against Hunger | ACF UK with the Evaluations, Learning and Accountability unit. Prior to this she studied for a BA in Development Studies with Overseas Experience at the University of East Anglia, which included work experience in rural Kenya. For both degrees her thesis focal point was education and gender equality within a development context, and she is very interested in pursuing a career in this area.

Since graduating from LSE, Maya spent 3 months travelling in Asia before returning to the UK to begin pursuing a career in International Development. She is currently the Programmes Intern at Street Child Africa and the Research and Operations Intern at the Coram Children’s Legal Centre. She can be found on twitter at @mayasethi – tweeting about all things international development related.

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What contribution does feminist economics make to the understanding of gender equality? Uploaded March 22nd 2012

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Shefali Shah  

Shefali recently graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies with a Merit in MSc Globalisation and Development. In 2009 she completed her BA in Geography at Kings College London and has since sought to develop her skills in pursuit of a career within the international development sector. Her specialties are in development aid, aid delivery, gender equity and food security, as well as the economic history and policies of emerging economies such as East Asia and Latin America.

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Cash or Food Aid? Assessing the role of resource-based transfers in achieving female empowerment and gender equity in social protection programmes Uploaded December 28th 2011

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Stephanie Steels  

Over the past six years, Stephanie has developed a track record in research, using a variety of methods to implement and manage projects for a range of clients. The past four years have seen her work focused around the subject of global public health, working with a diverse group of institutions and people. This includes working with NGOs in Vietnam to research stakeholder engagement and engage with policy makers in Europe to discuss public health issues. In addition, she has recently completed a PhD in Public Health at the University of Manchester.

From April, she will be working as a consultant for WHO Kobe in Japan. Stephanie is interested in international development, urbanisation, population health and capacity building in the Asia Pacific region. She blogs on a variety of issues at http://theaccidentalacademic.wordpress.com/ and can be found on Twitter @StephanieSteels.

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On Being Indonesian: Heritage Tourism at Borobudur Temple Uploaded 27th February 2013

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Nick Stein  

Nicholas (Nick) Stein is currently living and working in Accra (Ghana) for environmental NGO, Friends of the Earth. He is working as an advocacy intern, drafting campaign papers and press releases. Last year, he completed an MA in Anthropology of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he developed a significant interest in the culture(s) of West Africa. He has always been interested in International Development and is passionate about the study of different cultures. He currently writes a blog, (nickafrica.blogspot.com/) recording his thoughts, observations and ideas about development and Ghanaian life in general.

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Development – a fight between modernity and traditionalism? Uploaded 25th February 2013

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Hannah Taylor  

Hannah has lived, worked and travelled in much of Africa, as well as having travelled widely in Europe, India and North America. Her areas of expertise are Malawi, Kenya, Agriculture and smallholder farmers, the positive role that the private sector has in promoting sustainable growth in Africa, gender, and human trafficking.

She has worked for diverse organisations from NGOs like STOP THE TRAFFIK campaigning for an end to human trafficking, to the London Missionary Society (now CWM), to Exagris Africa Ltd – a commercial community farming enterprise. She also spends much of her time working with young adults and coordinating volunteering trips. She has moved back from Malawi to complete her MSc in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, writes regularly on her well respected blog – Graduate in Africa and can be found on Twitter at @hftaylor.

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Under what circumstances are NGOs unable to gain access to vulnerable populations? What are the implications for aid policy? Uploaded February 20th 2012

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To what extent do the arguments against development aid outweigh the case for aid in poor countries? Published July 15th 2012

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Liam Taylor

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Somalia: The Build Up To Chaos Published March 28th 2010

The Conception and Expansion of Patronage Networks in Somalia Published May 30th 2010

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Alfonso Tolmos

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Focus on Corruption: How to secure the aims of decentralization in Peru by improving good governance at the regional level Uploaded 27th September 2011

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Craig Tucker

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Effectiveness of NGOs versus the State Published 28th July 2010

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Russell Wood  

After a degree in Cultural Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, London, where visual anthropology caught his interest Russell sought work as a photojournalist. He traveled and worked in non-benign zones such as Gaza and Somalia plus on assignment with NATO forces for Crown Media.

More recently, after wanting to further his education into global affairs, Russell completed an MA in Conflict Security and Development at the Sussex Centre for International Security (SCIS) at Sussex University. His primary focus is on geopolitics in East Africa. However, he also has an avid interest in the Middle East specifically in relation to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

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Beyond the Terror Lens: A Critical Analysis of the UK Engagement in SomaliaPublished 15th February 2012

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