If you are interested in democracy, governance, poverty eradication, and climate change, this is your go-to podcast for a deeper understanding of the politics of global development.
Our world is facing a double challenge: to eradicate hunger and poverty and to stabilize the global climate. We are constantly warned that as the adverse impacts of climate change will only worsen soon, we must redouble our focus and energy in promoting a sustainable development agenda. Many also urge us to transform our policies and practices related to food and agriculture, health, energy, infrastructure development and consumption patterns. But how can we achieve such ambitious transformations, and what are the main challenges ahead?
In each episode, I will discuss the experiences of developing and “emerging economies” in Africa, Asia and Latin America. While I will examine major global challenges and highlight various “problems”, I will also highlight “solutions” and “what works” on the ground.
This podcast will thus enable you to examine development interventions critically. It will also help you better understand how “promising” policies, programs, and practices can be deployed in a range of international contexts.
Kjetil Tronvoll on simmering political tensions and civil war in Ethiopia
Dan Banik speaks with Kjetil Tronvoll on political unrest and development in Ethiopia.
Yuen Yuen Ang on economic boom, poverty reduction and corruption in China
Dan Banik speaks with Yuen Yuen Ang on how China achieved impressive economic growth and poverty reduction.
Carl Henrik Knutsen on the impact of democracy on economic growth
Dan Banik speaks with Carl Henrik Knutsen on the relationship between democracy and economic growth.
Branko Milanovic on global inequality and the future of capitalism
Dan Banik speaks with Branko Milanovic on the future of capitalism and income inequality between nations as well as within nations.
Eric Olander on China-Africa relations
Dan Banik speaks with Eric Olander on China’s global image, the politics of a Chinese Covid vaccine, and the benefits and challenges associated with the ambitious Standard Gauge Railway project in Kenya.
A discussion with Ida Rudolfsen on food insecurity and the Nobel Peace Prize 2020
Dan Banik and Ida Rudolfsen discuss the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the World Food Program and the relationship between food insecurity and conflict.
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