Forget number-crunching; development workers need to get out into the field to understand poverty, writes Maggie Black.
Articles by Maggie Black
At a school Christmas show, Maggie Black worries that things have gone too far.
- December 19, 2015
After weathering decades of diplomatic storms, many wonder if the international organization can still be reformed, writes Maggie Black.
- November 23, 2015
There are limits to what measuring poverty can do, argues Maggie Black.
- October 27, 2015
This week the British government announced that it was ending official aid to India. This is a mistake, argues Maggie Black.
- October 13, 2015
No development process succeeds without the participation of those it targets, argues Maggie Black.
- September 1, 2015
Thirty years since the recently re-elected Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni abducted him as a child soldier, Kassim Kiggundu tells his story of suffering, exploitation and betrayal.
- June 3, 2011
2008 is the International Year of Sanitation. Or, asks Maggie Black, is it the International Year of Silence and Embarrassment?
- August 1, 2008
Somalia is the ultimate in ‘imagined communities’, the failed state whose fissiparous character is unique even in today’s splintered world. Situated in the dusty Horn of Africa, this is a country whose Transitional Federal Government (TFG) exists only cour
- July 1, 2005
Somalia: The Untold Story edited by Judith Gardner and Judy El Bushra
- August 1, 2004
Maggie Black talks dirty with a group of sanitation experts in a Chinese hotel and sees a green future for the humble loo.
- March 1, 2003
The Sardar Sarovar dam is supposed to end water scarcity in drought-stricken Saurashtra and Kutch. Who is fooling whom? Fifth and final stop.
- July 1, 2001
Does Africa’s transport future lie with the motor vehicle? Maggie Black argues for the combustion engine.
- October 1, 1980
Some of developments most encouraging success stories are relatively small-scale. But they succeed because they involve people and because they are highly practical. MARCUS THOMPSON looks at a project in India and MAGGIE BLACK visits one in Kenya.
- October 1, 1979
Is there any such thing as successful development, and who should define it? MAGGIE BLACK describes the search, details some of the obstacles and comes through breathless but optimistic.
- October 1, 1979