Rwanda on the path to sustainability

Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda has emerged from suffering and hardships and is a country to which many global development insiders look with amazement. Its growth rate is slightly declining but still pretty much relevant (8% in 2012) and many other indicators mark its consistent advancements.  Much of Rwanda's relative success has been attributed … Continue reading Rwanda on the path to sustainability

Random links #4

1 - [RICHARD BRANSON] The Entrepreneurial Approach to Climate Change: Businesses and Sustainability (also WATCH THIS) 2 - [TED] Why Democracy Still Wins. A critique of Eric X. Li's "A tale of two political systems" 3 - [FINANCIAL TIMES] Snowden Leaks Hurt US-China Relations 4 - [FORBES] Some Food For Thought: Transforming Our Global Food System 5 - [MIDDLE EAST … Continue reading Random links #4

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

Random links #1

Here's a weekly review of the most interesting articles I happened to read online. I invite you to choose the best one and share some thoughts on it: 1- China is giving Europe a harsh lesson in geopolitics 2 - Sustainability is unhelpful: we need to think about regeneration 3 - Missing Mahmoud 4 - Female … Continue reading Random links #1

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:


This little Himalayan country has a lot to teach to the world, as a global leader in environmentally sustainable development. Here you can watch a video that shows how sustainability can be declined, using different indicators and approaches to  "development" (i.e. measuring wealth and progress in terms of GNH instead of GDP). Do you want a simple … Continue reading HAPPINESS AND DEVELOPMENT: BHUTAN’S LESSON