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.
Short Guardian article on land grabbing in Ethiopia with references to film on the same subject – http://www.guardian.co.uk/poverty-over/how-land-grabbing-is-wrecking-lives?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article about the rush to purchase and rent farmland in Ethiopia from the Ethiopian government by large international companies – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/21/ethiopia-centre-global-farmland-rush?INTCMP=SRCH
Guardian article challenging the perception of overwhelming poverty in Africa – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/may/05/one-three-africans-middle-class?INTCMP=SRCH
PHOTO ESSAY: For Eritrean migrants, there is more dignity in death
The recent Saudi clampdown on migrant workers has brought campaigners onto the streets. Chris Matthews was with some of them in London.
Vanessa Baird ponders the tactics needed to resist austerity.
Jamie Kelsey-Fry reflects on the movement that has united people around the world.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara argues that we can all improve our wellbeing through traditional medicine and by slowing down.