Old men of Portugal by Curtis Foreman (Flikr Commons)
Blog / International Development

What to do about the “old bulge”

Old men of Portugal by Curtis Foreman (Flikr Commons)

This article will outline what the “old bulge” means and suggests some ways in which the challenges it presents can be dealt with by giving old people independence and allowing them to contribute to society.

The “old bulge”

Due to falling fertility rates and higher survival of …

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Blog / International Development

Towards a Digitally Developed World

When countries talk of developing or pulling themselves out of economic stagnation the focus is generally on building infrastructure like airports, railroads, seaports and highways. It is easy to see why– these are visible symbols that are politically valuable and their creation stimulates jobs resulting in both long term and short-term economic gains. …

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The Post-2015 Agenda and the Privatization of Development

Photo Source: Ron Mader via Flickr

‘Greed is good’ – those are the eternal words of Gordon Gekko from the 1980s Michael Douglas hit Wall Street. Lately, this catchphrase has been applied with increasing frequency to international development strategies. There have been a plethora of initiatives to get international business more involved in reducing world …