Development Fiction

Exploring 'development' through all things fiction


Aid and global policy

Looking beyond ‘business as usual’

(Photo: A visual summary of some of the key discussions at the Bond Conference)

On February 26 and 27, I participated at the Bond Annual Conference, Europe’s biggest international development event. I primarily covered the discussions of the CONNECT strand that focused largely on partnerships and collaborations. Overall, the conference offered some rich and diverse insight on pressing humanitarian and development challenges of today. Continue reading “Looking beyond ‘business as usual’”


Policy vs fiction

“We recognize that people are at the centre of sustainable development and, […] strive for a world that is just, equitable and inclusive” – Rio+20 Outcome Document, The Future We Want, 2012

Compare the above policy narrative with the below:

“My son walks 5 kilometres to his sister’s school to study English. He was going to be a doctor one day” – Solomon Vandy, Blood Diamond, 2006

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