The links to articles from newspaper and magazine web sites that are given below are intended as a source of current information that will help research into development issues and they could also be used for the article analysis coursework that is part of the World Development A level course. No list is definitive and the intention is to develop this gradually as a resource for anybody interested in global development.
The articles are loosely categorized using the general headings in the text book but their content is often very broad.
Guardian article by Simon Rogers about the changes shown in the 2011 Global Peace Index – http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/may/25/global-peace-index-2011?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article about the impact of the death of Osama bin Laden – http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/06/osama-bin-laden-arab-uprisings?intcmp=239
Reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden by Tariq Ramadan in The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/may/09/religion-osamabinladen?INTCMP=SRCH
Article by Johann Hari from The Independent reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden – http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-the-real-meaning-of-bin-ladens-death-2279630.htm
Short Guardian article about the recent origins of the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/20/darfur-land-crisis
Leading article from The Independent reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden – http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-the-baleful-legacy-of-the-terroristinchief-2278094.html
Article from The Guardian about the continuing impact of war between the north and south in Sudan – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/24/sudanese-army-seize-town-abyei
Guardian article about the potential benefits for development of oil revenues to Uganda – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/mar/11/uganda-oil-transparency-wealth-benefits?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article discussing development progress in Latin America – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/apr/06/lessons-learned-from-latin-america?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article discussing how useful Bolivia might be as a model for sustainable development – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/apr/19/bolivia-inspiration-development-model-evo-morales?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article discussing the potential impact of the ‘Arab Spring’ on democracy in some countries in Africa – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/29/democracy-sub-saharan-africa-analysis?INTCMP=SRCH
Article from The Guardian written by the governor of the central bank of Botswana about economic progress in that country – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/may/05/botswana-public-private-partnerships-progress?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article analysing a report from the UN Institute of Statistics on spending on education in Africa – http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/apr/27/africa-education-spending-aid-data?INTCMP=SRCH
A link to a radio broadcast about the impact of tax avoidance by big corporations on African economies – http://www.newint.org/blog/radio/2007/08/28/taxing-matters/
A New Internationalist country profile of Kazakhstan, assessing the legacy of years of Soviet domination and the potential of its mineral resources – http://www.newint.org/columns/country/2008/01/01/kazakhstan/
Anti-Muslim fervour is rife – yet is being ignored by the authorities, says Lewis Garland.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
‘The Wicked Witch is dead’ but although he’s celebrating, Alan Hughes urges us to fight on against everything she stood for.
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.