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.traidcraft.co.uk/publications_and_resources/useful_websites.htm - provides a list of links to other fair trade organisations web sites
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5429888.ece - An article form the Times that criticises the impact of Fairtrade practices on tea plantation workers in Kenya and Bangladesh.
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2009/wp09205.pdf - readable IMF working paper on the impact of fluctuations in commodity prices on different economies. Good for investigating changes in terms of trade.
Telegraph article discussing the morality of subsidising British farmers at a time when global food prices are rising – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/8241171/Subsidies-for-European-farmers-are-morally-wrong-minister-says.html
Article from The Independent that discusses a report about the effectiveness of fair trade – http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/consuming-issues-lets-be-fair-to-fairtrade—it-can-reduce-poverty-2126532.html
A Guardian article about the growth of Indian trade with African countries as it tries to compete with China in the region – http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/23/india-trade-talks-africa-china
Oxfam report on land grabs in Africa (including video) - http://nin.tl/qEgSCA
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: Should prostitution be legalized?
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?