The twenty-fifth edition of Development Drums discusses the big challenges of development in the 21st century.
The agenda for the discussion was a presentation given by Alex Evans to Members of Parliament in the British House of Commons. In his presentation, Alex identified ten key issues for discussion: the changing distribution of poverty; demographic change; the financial crisis; oil prices; food prices; feeding the 9 billion; climate change; trade; the changing face of conflict; the global governance deficit; and the implications for UK development policy.
If you enjoy Development Drums, you may also enjoy the Center for Global Development’s Global Prosperity Wonkcasts, which are a bit shorter than Development Drums. As with Development Drums, you can listen online, subscribe to the feed or subscribe free on iTunes.
The Guardian has also started a monthly development podcast. The most recent editions are about “securitisation of aid” (that is, greater focus of aid on fragile states) and on so-called “land grabs“. Again, you can subscribe to the feed directly, or get it free on iTunes.
Running time 1 hour 13 minutes; size 41 Mb.