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From assuming superiority to stealing ideas, international organisations can do more harm than good when partnering with local ones. But there are...

Poverty alleviation programmes in Pakistan have failed to achieve the desired outcomes over the years. When we look at the state of multidimensional...

Why does nearly 40% of the global population still rely on dirty fuels such as firewood or charcoal for cooking? It causes an estimated 4 million...

Subsidies that promote the use of fossil fuels are helping "to destroy the world", and are a bad way to deploy taxpayers' money, the head of the...

28.05.2019 , Oliver Taherzadeh and Benedict Probst

Five reasons ‘green growth’ won’t save the planet

Green growth has emerged as the dominant narrative for tackling contemporary environmental problems. Its supporters, including the likes of the UN,...

International report points to progress on electricity access, but finds clean cooking solutions and renewable energy in transportation and heating...

While many have come to recognize the potential for PAYGo solar to deliver affordable, reliable energy to off-grid customers, in the past year the...

India has almost reached the historic goal of universal electrification. But the challenge of supplying 24x7 Power for All remains. Millions of...

Street-lighting is important. It allows informal vendors and traders to operate for longer hours and improves road and public safety. It also makes...

For decades we have been told a story: that development is working, that poverty is a natural phenomenon and will be eradicated through aid by 2030....