Tag Archives: development

Indigenous People and the Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are a set of targets developed by the UN regarding global development. The MDG’s were developed in collaboration with representatives from countries all over the world, and the aim was to accomplish these goals by 2015. The MDG’s appear, on the surface, to be universally good. That’s the first sign that they should be more closely examined. The article Indigenous Peoples and the Millenium Development… Read Article →

Development and Migration

In Bhutan, I often hear people attribute social ills to migration. Now that I’m working on a project addressing youth suicide, I hear about this even more. Migration here tends to go from rural to urban and from Bhutan to other countries (for education usually). People say that it leads to the breakdown of the family and community, to a loss of identity, to exposure to toxic stressors, and a… Read Article →

Development and the Middle Path: Beyond the Criticism

I used to be a therapist at a summer camp for teenagers. We had a rule for groups: you can bring up any problem you like as long as you offer a reasonable suggestion, too. After reading The Ideology of Development by William Easterly, I wish I could apply the same rule to him. In the article Easterly talks about “developmentalism” as an ideology where developed nations and global organizations… Read Article →