Who ‘Does’ Development?

By Jo Tomkinson|September 26, 2016|Aid, Health, State in development|0 comments

Michael Jennings is a Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in the SOAS Department of Development Studies. His research interests include the politics and history of development processes in sub-Saharan Africa; governance, civil society, non-governmental organisations and faith-based organisations; and social aspects of health in Africa. Where to start with the piece by new Minister for International Development, Priti Patel, in the Daily Mail? Her assertions that too often aid doesn’t

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Gates Unlocked: is the Gates Foundation Really that Bad?

By Jo Tomkinson|February 8, 2016|Civil society, Health|0 comments

Michael Jennings is a Senior Lecturer in the SOAS Department of Development Studies. His research interests include the politics and history of development processes in sub-Saharan Africa; governance, civil society, non-governmental organisations and faith-based organisations; and social aspects of health in Africa. This article is an abridged version of a post which first appeared on Michael Jennings’ Africa, Development and Politics blog. In a recent foray away from the usual Facebook

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