Monthly Archives: July 2010

A better way of counting the poor?

This blog piece was posted by Communications Intern Hilde Faugli. The UNDP has just released a new indicator for measuring poverty – will it make any difference? The Multidimensional Poverty Indicator, or MPI for short, was launched earlier this month, and promises to be better suited as a tool for allocating funding for development programs […]

More than just football?

This piece was posted by Communications Intern Hilde Faugli. The first World Cup to be hosted on the African continent ended with no African teams reaching the final stages. But does that leave Africa with nothing? Former South African President Thabo Mbeki’s aspirations for the event were by no means small.  In a letter to […]