Development: Good, Bad, Sustainable?

19 Nov 15

What has aid or development achieved? How will the new 'Global Goals for Sustainable Development' agreed at the United Nations in September 2015 make a difference? Does 'development' have a future at all? Restless Development put this debate to a panel of experts at our event: "Good, Bad, Sustainable? The Future of International Development".

What images do you see when you think of global poverty, aid, or development? The event started with a short video of the sights and sounds that have become associated with those words.



Mark Mardell

Chair of our panel, for over 25 years a reporter and presenter of the biggest world and UK political stories for the BBC.


Myles Wickstead

Our first speaker, former Head of Secretariat for the Commission for Africa and author of 'Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction':

Professor Henrietta Moore

Professor Henrietta Moore is the Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, presenter of the radio lecture 'The End of Development', and opened the discussion by asking: "Do we want International Development to have a future at all?"


Arifa Nasim

Arifa has campaigned for girls rights since she was 14 and is the co-founder of Educate2Eradicate. She was part of the official UK delegation to the UN Summit on Sustainable Development where the Global Goals were adopted in September 2015.

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