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.globalissues.org/issue/2/causes-of-poverty - A web site containing reports and web links about a wide range of global issues. The reports are mostly the work of Anup Shah who also maintains the site. A good starting point for research and the links are useful.
http://www.eldis.org/go/topics/insights/ - A web site run by the Institute of Development at the University of Sussex. It produces reports on a wide range of global issues which can be accessed online. The reports are detailed and often feature primary research.
http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/publicpolicy/introduction/introf.htm - web site started by Paul Spicker from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen which is a good introduction to social policy issues and investigations into poverty.
Guardian article about the need for greater investment by the richer economies (G8) in African agriculture – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/may/26/agriculture-attention-g8-africa-investment
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.