Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Switched on

Technology, whether low or high, needs to be appropriate and within reach to make a difference.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Male baldness v malaria?

Simon Trace on the skewed priorities of medical research.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Facts - Mind the technology gap

Technology can be a big enabler – yet the difference in terms of what’s available to rich and poor is vast.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Women of the Nicolás Bravo community demonstrate their methods of selecting corn plants for seeds during an agroecology training course, Chiapas, Mexico.

'Because the river told me'

Peasant farmers resisting the violence of agribusiness. By Nils McCune.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Charge your phones here: this man displays the board of sockets which helps him earn his livelihood in Nigeria’s Katsina city. Many vendors invest in small solar units to generate the power.

Technology as if people mattered*

The world's poor are still losing out. They need a better deal, argues Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Calling time on the MDGs

No development process succeeds without the participation of those it targets, argues Maggie Black.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
35 years ago...

35 years ago...

Chris Brazier looks back at an issue of New Internationalist from 1979 on foreign aid.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
VIDEO: the power of participation

VIDEO: the power of participation

Chris Lunch believes we are only just scratching the surface of video technology’s potential.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Faces of dissent: revolutionary graffiti in Cairo.

Fight debt: altogether now!

Debt is used to break nations. But resistance is fertile – and the North could learn a few lessons from the South, argues Nick Dearden.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013

The Facts

World progress 1970-2010

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013

Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, the UN summit agreed the Millennium Declaration – aspirations for the new century. Are we on target to meet them by 2015?

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013

Liberating the world from development

In 1992 New Internationalist published Wolfgang Sachs’ seminal series of essays Development: A Guide to the Ruins. Two decades on, he looks at how globalization gave the concept of ‘development’ an unexpected new lease of life – and argues that the 21st century needs to outgrow the idea for the sake of both the poor and the planet.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013

A measure of progress

The founding editor of the New Internationalist, Peter Adamson, looks at how the world has changed since the magazine started – and argues for a new push against inequality.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013

Should India still receive foreign aid?

NGO director Jamal Kidwai and activist and writer Praful Bidwai go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Bill Gates

The flip side to Bill Gates' charity billions

Microsoft's former CEO has made massive donations to global health programmes but an investigation by Andrew Bowman reveals some unpleasant side-effects.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

Letter from Botswana: ET is not an alien

New columnist Lauri Kubuitsile introduces dry and dusty Mahalapye- a town that has stolen her heart.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
We will be free! This revolt was against an
unpopular leader in 1908 . Haitians have
had to contend with all too many dictators
and exploitative governments.

Occupied Again

The first independent country of the Americas-but Eduardo Galeano asks will Haiti ever be free?

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
A street vendor in Port-au-
Prince. 
Most Haitians
are still waiting for
reconstruction 
to begin.

Haiti: where did all the money go?

More than $10 billion was raised worldwide for Haiti after the earthquake. But, two years on, what have NGOs done with the cash? Nick Harvey investigates.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012

Haiti two years on: beyond relief, beyond belief

Haiti is not just recovering from the
earthquake but from the political and
economic interventions of recent decades, as
Phillip Wearne explains.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
A Somali man carries food from the World Food Programme distribution centre at a refugee camp near the Kenya-Somalia border, August 2011.

Should foreign investment replace aid for Africa?

Donu Kogbara and Dereje Alemayehu go head to head - join the debate in this month's Argument.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
African village January, 2017
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
World food crisis March, 1973
World food crisis March, 1973
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