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.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/health-care - The web site is a good place to find information about health reforms in the US.
http://www.unhcr.org/4be03d7a9.html - UNHCR web site. This story is about a water project for Somali refugees in Ethiopia but there are links to other items as well.
http://www.unwater.org/downloads/JMP_report_2010.pdf - A 2010 UNICEF report on progress towards providing global access to sanitation and drinking water.
http://www.who.int/pmnch/Countdownto2015FINALREPORT-apr7.pdf - A UNICEF report on maternal, newborn and child survival with reference to the 2015 MDGs.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/katine/2009/apr/01/healthcare-in-uganda - an article by Annie Kelly about healthcare in Uganda which is part of the series of articles about Katine – a Ugandan village which was ‘adopted’ by the Guardian to focus on development issues.
Telegraph article about the global prevalence of the tuberculosis bacterium – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6941077/One-third-of-worlds-population-has-tuberculosis-bacterium.html
Telegraph about the fight against tuberculosis in China – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6941330/China-fights-growing-problem-of-tuberculosis.html
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.