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Facebook’s WiFi Drone: Proof that Trans-national Corporations are Game Changers

Third and final in a series by Beatrice Halbach (LBJ MPAff Student) covering her internship at OECD. We often talk about the rise of globalization as a game-changer in the field of international development: as information technologies continue to advance, trade flows have greatly expanded while national economies have become highly interdependent.  This phenomenon has […]

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Are the Sustainable Development Goals Actually Sustainable?

Photo Credit: UN Second in a series by Beatrice Halbach (LBJ MPAff Student) covering her internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Earlier this month, heads of state, ministers and representatives of major international organizations involved in development met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss how to finance the post-2015 development agenda, which will replace the […]

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A New Rural Development Framework for the 21st Century

First in a series by Beatrice Halbach (LBJ MPAff Student) covering her internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the past several decades a number of countries developed extremely rapidly, completing processes of industrialization, urbanization, and social transformation in 20 or 30 years. Comparable change took centuries in today’s developed countries. China is the most vivid example […]