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'''International Development: Am I bothered?'''
 
'''International Development: Am I bothered?'''
   
What is [[International Development]]? In 2005, the [[G8]] placed it at the top of its agenda. [[Live8]] around the world called for changes in [[debt]], [[Aid]] and [[trade]] to help the world's poorest. And many of you have been wearing white wristbands showing your support to the [http://makepovertyhistory.org: Make Poverty History] campaign and/or your awareness of some of the key issues. Never has there been so much talk and debate about it.
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What is [[International Development]]? In 2005, the [[G8]] placed it at the top of its agenda. [[Live8]] around the world called for changes in [[debt]], [[Aid]] and [[trade]] to help the world's poorest. The [http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ UN Millennium Development Goals], [http://www.earth.columbia.edu/ The Earth Institute at Columbia University] and the MIT $100 Laptop project of [http://laptop.org/ One Laptop Per Child], are all dedicated to ending poverty. And many of you have been wearing white wristbands showing your support to the [http://makepovertyhistory.org: Make Poverty History] campaign and/or your awareness of some of the key issues. Never has there been so much talk and debate about it.
   
 
But what does this all mean? What are those working in the [[International Development]] sector trying to achive? And what is the best way to make the causes of [[poverty]] history?
 
But what does this all mean? What are those working in the [[International Development]] sector trying to achive? And what is the best way to make the causes of [[poverty]] history?

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International Development: Am I bothered?

What is International Development? In 2005, the G8 placed it at the top of its agenda. Live8 around the world called for changes in debt, Aid and trade to help the world's poorest. The UN Millennium Development Goals, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and the MIT $100 Laptop project of One Laptop Per Child, are all dedicated to ending poverty. And many of you have been wearing white wristbands showing your support to the Make Poverty History campaign and/or your awareness of some of the key issues. Never has there been so much talk and debate about it.

But what does this all mean? What are those working in the International Development sector trying to achive? And what is the best way to make the causes of poverty history?

Who is who in development? Who are the key Civil Society actors? Who are the main Donors?

This wiki is an experiment to try to bring all of our knowledge together. International Development is a complex issue and a complex world. There are many different development actors and many different opinions regarding what works and what doesn't.

Come on! I invite you to let the world know. What is behind the doubling of Aid, fair trade and cancelling debt? What are the real causes of famine and conflict? What are the effects of Donors' interventions? What are the best/bad practices out there?

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Index of topics

Please add topics in alphabetical order

Aid

Conflict

Debt

Development actors

Famine

Poverty

Trade

Civil Society


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