Africa: Access to jobs

Women sorting coffee bean in Mbale Eastern Uganda

As we get closer to the 2015 deadline, the debate about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is no longer about whether the goals will be met but instead what will replace them. The debates about what the new development agenda should look like have generated wide-ranging opinions and a corpus of literature has been produced from which we can glean an emerging view about … [Read more...]

Can Fairtrade lift farmers in Uganda and Ethiopia out of poverty?

Women sorting coffee beans  in Mbale Eastern Uganda

According to a much discussed report by Professor Cramer from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) the answer to this question is not necessarily and according the school's website these are the key findings from Professor Cranmer's research Most rural people in Ethiopia and Uganda enjoy a much higher standard of living than seasonal and casual agricultural … [Read more...]

Aid: what do the numbers tell us?

    Last week The Guardian run a story on aid transparency following the latest report from Aid Transpareny  Index Publish What You Fund Here are resuts   DONOR SCORE 1. U.S., MCC VERY GOOD 2. GAVI VERY GOOD 3. UK, DFID VERY GOOD 4. UNDP VERY GOOD 5. World Bank, IDA GOOD 6. Global … [Read more...]