Posts by Graham Harrison

Graham Harrison, Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield

Solving malnutrition through business and science?

Graham Harrison

We need to broaden our understanding of hunger and challenge the prevailing market-centred approach This June’s G8 meeting was not framed in a ‘big issue’ fashion like the previous UK G8 meeting in Gleneagles in 2005 or the G20 meeting in London 2009. Development campaigners wanted the summit to be about hunger and nutrition, but this focus jostled with others, … Continue reading

1 August 2013 by Graham Harrison
Categories: Development, SPERI Comment

Are we witnessing ‘New African Development’?

Graham Harrison

Parts of Africa may be experiencing sustained economic growth, but this shouldn’t be confused with development, something which is much harder to achieve Between 2000 and 2010, according to The Economist, six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world were located in sub-Saharan Africa. Echoing that claim, the corporate-friendly McKinsey Institute published a report in 2010 that characterised … Continue reading

9 April 2013 by Graham Harrison
Categories: Development, SPERI Comment

More aid for Africa?

Graham Harrison

The relationship between aid and development is unclear, but using aid to build solidarity with organisations in the ‘Global South’ is something we should embrace The target of 0.7% of GNP dedicated to aid was established in 1970 during a period when the post-colonial world was energised by developmental nationalism. Since that year, the ‘point-seven’ figure has become something of … Continue reading

18 January 2013 by Graham Harrison
Categories: Development, Inequality, SPERI Comment