Social Transfers: A Corner-Stone for Human, Economic and Political Development

By Markus Loewe and Christoph Strupat
(Image by UNICEF Malawi)

It is common wisdom that social transfer schemes are an important instrument of poverty reduction and human development. But evidence is increasing that fair and generous social transfer schemes are also important for economic growth and political stability. Continue reading “Social Transfers: A Corner-Stone for Human, Economic and Political Development”

“Global Development? We Have Reached a Cul-De-Sac”

EADI President Henning Melber strongly supports the view that science is not neutral and needs to take clear positions. At the recent EADI Directors’ Meeting in October 2018 in Vienna we had the chance to ask him a few questions:

What are, in your view, the most pressing challenges for the global development research community?

Global development? We have reached a cul-de-sac. The signs are obvious that development, as it was promoted since the last several centuries, basically since the era of enlightenment, is nothing that provides a sustainable future. We talk a lot about sustainability in the meantime, even global sustainability, but we are not walking the talk. We are not living up to that. Continue reading ““Global Development? We Have Reached a Cul-De-Sac””