Can Foreign Aid Improve Pakistan’s Political Economy?

Like many struggling countries, Pakistan’s two most critical problems are feckless leaders and a feeble state. Can donors do anything to help get such countries’ political economy moving in the right direction? I recently convened a working group of leading Pakistani development professionals and outside experts at the Global Economic Symposium (GES) to discuss just [...]

UNESCO: The Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit

The Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit is based on the idea that communities and educational systems within communities need to dovetail their sustainability efforts. As communities develop sustainability goals, local educational systems and programs can modify existing curricula or create new programs to reinforce those goals. The ESD Toolkit has proven to be effective for [...]

UJ’s Curious Israel Boycott

I’m afraid I do not get the rationale behind the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) recent decision to sever ties with Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Of all of the boycotts to conduct, deciding to target the very institutions where some of the most vibrant dissent against Israeli policy is likely to occur seems counterproductive. [...]

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