Issues & Topics
Our background primers on the big issues.
As World Food Day 2021 approaches, two flagship reports present report cards on the last 12 months. Among the annual challenges of improving data collection to track and measure hunger, the COVID-19 pandemic has trampled on decades of incremental progress.
Was Macron’s recent visit to Kigali a genuine attempt to mark a postcolonial relationship between France and Rwanda? A report by Aoife Mc Donald
Toni Pyke surveys the landscape on progress, setbacks, inequality made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and suggests 10 things you can do on International Women’s Day
Explore the map of repressive governments and a number of private companies that have exploited the coronavirus health crisis to further their own agendas at the expense of human rights, based on Trócaire’s documentary ‘Never Waste a Crisis’
How many people are struggling to overcome hunger in the world today are we on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030? Colm Regan presents 5 key takeaways from the 2020 Global Hunger Index and the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World reports
A summary of Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston’s key points and arguments in his final report in June 2020 on the state of poverty eradication work and the perils of the international poverty line
Young people from 18 countries on 6 continents react to the initial ‘wave’ of the coronavirus – a video series
Data and debate. An initial reflection from Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy: ‘Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the
Any post-Covid-19 activities, must respond to its challenges by ensuring we do not return to what we have known as “normal” life. The long read, by Tom Roche
2019 was a busy year on a whole range of issues, ranging in everything from climate strike events across the world to fact checks and fighting hoaxes. Here’s the top 20 resources from the resources library developmenteducation.ie used in 2019.
2019 was a busy year on a whole range of issues, ranging in everything from climate strike events across the world to fact checks and fighting hoaxes. Here’s the top 10 blogs of 2019 developmenteducation.ie web report.
In the fourth part of the series, John Dornan and Suzanne Bunniss explore how the equality and empowerment of women relates to religious faith and development
In the third part of the series John Dornan and Suzanne Bunniss review faith groups and action over many years on environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability and our collective responsibilities to each other on a shared planet
In the second part of the series, John Dornan and Suzanne Bunniss explore what the value of religion or faith might be in addressing the major issues, challenges and stories we face in the 21st century?
The first part of a series argues that any understanding of development which disregards the role of faith is lacking a key dimension for a substantial proportion, perhaps a majority, of humanity. But can we identify precisely what that key dimension offers which might otherwise be missing?
Living Between Trains and Drains – “For every three Ugandans who get out of poverty, two fall back in”
In this second part of our series Living Between Trains and Drains, we explore the daily struggles and global realities of informal settlement living, with a focus on life in Namuwongo ‘slum’ in the city of Kampala in Uganda.
Living Between Trains and Drains – housing realities for one quarter of the world’s urban population
The Living Between Trains and Drains series explores the day-to-day stories which highlight issues experienced within high density urban living in the city of Kampala, Uganda.
Explores the rising food security crisis in Yemen, which is taking its toll following three years of civil war, which the UN warned is on course to become the worst famine in
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What were the top 10 countries and counties in Ireland that used the website, and what pages were popular? What were the most popular resources and tweets from the year