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 on figures released by UN Population Division about global population increase – http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/may/06/world-population-country-un?INTCMP=SRCH
Article from The Independent arguing that the population explosion is a myth – http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/dominic-lawson/dominic-lawson-the-population-timebomb-is-a-myth-2186968.html
Guardian article on Chinese aid to Malawi – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/may/07/china-puts-mark-malawi-presence?INTCMP=SRCH
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
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.
As a young student is injured for wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes, Mari Marcel Thekeakara says that women will fight on against violence.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s home is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, which is a pleasure and a pain, as she explains.