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.
A Guardian article about Indian aid to Africa to help achieve MDG goals and a comparison with Chinese aid to the same region- http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/may/25/india-pledges-5bn-to-help-african-states-meet-mdgs
http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Progress_for_Children-No.9_EN_081710.pdf - A 2010 UNICEF report with information about the progress made in MDGs focusing on child related issues such as universal primary education, child mortality and female empowerment.
http://www.worldbank.org/ieg/education/facts_figures.html - a good summary of the benefits of primary education
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.