E' prevista per il 15 settembre l'uscita in versione e-book per Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing del mio libro "OLTRE GLI OBiETTIVI DEL MILLENNIO"!  Il testo è stato scritto nel corso del 2013 in forma di tesi di laurea magistrale in Relazioni Internazionali, presso la facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell'Università Roma Tre, con relatrice la Prof. Cristiana Carletti, affermata giurista in tema di organizzazioni internazionali e diritto internazionale dello sviluppo. Il sottotitolo recita "LA SFIDA DELLO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE NELL’AGENDA DELLE NAZIONI UNITE PER IL POST-2015" e qui di seguito condivido con voi la scheda di presentazione: Gli Obiettivi di Sviluppo del … Continue reading In arrivo “OLTRE GLI OBIETTIVI DEL MILLENNIO”

The shift to glocal development The articles above address some of the main aspects of global development cooperation (and social sciences in general) that represent the ongoing focus of this blog: 1 - The need to rethink the whole approach to poverty reduction through structures, ideologies and aid flows from OECD countries to developing ones. 2 - The … Continue reading The shift to glocal development

Sciogliere l’enigma cinese

Recensione di “CINA. Il drago rampante” di Renata Pisu Il popoloso impero asiatico si presenta a noi, italiani e occidentali, come un groviglio di complessità alquanto difficile da districare, tanto nel peso della sua tradizione quanto nel dispiegarsi della suo presente denso di sfide. Tanta è l’ignoranza qui da noi e tanti gli stereotipi, sui … Continue reading Sciogliere l’enigma cinese

2014 will be wonderful because…

2013 has been a "transition" year for global development aid and, on a broad level, we are supposed to be optimistic about the way we're heading, which looks to be  paved with more efficiency and diversification of aid flows, aimed at strengthening national systems towards improved governance and ownership. Why optimism? The Gates Foundation outlines … Continue reading 2014 will be wonderful because…

The Food Paradox: Scarcity vs Waste

(Leggi la versione in italiano qui) Christmas Holidays are a good opportunity to stop, reflect and reason about food reality, as it displays on our table and around the world. Here in Italy, most families are used to celebrate preparing immense amounts of dishes, large parts of which will inevitably be thrown away. At the … Continue reading The Food Paradox: Scarcity vs Waste

[videoreview] Jim Grant – UNICEF Visionary

"Morality must march with capacity" A visionary with a missionary zeal, Jim Grant is the man who - during his time as Executive Director of UNICEF - was able to revolutionize the international development sector. At the time of his death it was estimated that, because of his influence, at least 25 million children were … Continue reading [videoreview] Jim Grant – UNICEF Visionary

Random links # 3

1 - Should Southern Europe Really Be More German? 2 - Can China Give BRICS Their Own Bank? 3 - China-Africa Trade: The Oriental Allure 4 - Confucianism as a World Religion 5 - Africa's Cowboy Capitalists 6 -  Obama Launches Action Plan To Address Emissions and Battle Climate Change 7 - Mediobanca to Sell Stakes in Big … Continue reading Random links # 3

Random links #2

1 - Hire Economics: Why Applying to Jobs Is a Waste of Time 2 - How to Get From Distraction to Satisfaction 3 - Try Africapitalism 4 - Forget Poverty. Let's Talk About Business 5 - Tesla: Electric Cars Are The Future 6 - China's Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Millions Into Cities 7 - Why … Continue reading Random links #2

The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Who's an inspirational leader? I'd say somebody like her, Prof. Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement. An activist and a thinker who was able to explain the linkages between poverty, lack of democracy and environment degradation. The video that follows can serve as an introduction to this fascinating personality, her fight and life:

Paul Polak: An Entrepreneur Creating Chances at a Better Life

Repost from the New York Times For 30 years Dr. Polak, a 78-year-old former psychiatrist, has focused on creating devices that will improve the lives of 2.6 billion people living on less than $2 a day. But, he insists, they must be so cheap and effective that the poor will actually buy them, since charity disappears … Continue reading Paul Polak: An Entrepreneur Creating Chances at a Better Life