The RTI movement campaigns for the fair implementation of the Right to Information Law, passed in 2005. The law… Read more »
With a GDP of US$7,547 per capita, Jamaica is firmly in the middle income country category according to the World Bank (see previous blog post). Jamaica may not, on the face of it, seem a country in need of VSO programme assistance, with many coupling the island’s image with tourism and… Read more »
The World Bank announced in a recent annual assessment of poor countries, that Zambia among others, had crossed the threshold to become a middle income country (MIC) because its average gross national income (GNI) surpassed $1,005.
I was intrigued yet not surprised by the Save the Children’s Healthcare Deserts report published in May. VSO welcomed the report which addressed the severe healthcare deprivation among children in many developing countries. The report identifies 25 ‘healthcare deserts’, countries where there is a high mortality in children under five… Read more »
Last month, VSO Mongolia published The Mongolian Education Sector: the Role of International Volunteers, a research report written by VSO staff, Tsolmon Gundenbal and VSO volunteer Aliénor Salmon.