Development interventions need to be more responsive to citizens’ priorities in the global South

GUEST POST BY TEMILADE SESAN, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN The marble plaque commemorating the founding of the primary health centre in Oboto, a peri-urban agrarian community in Ondo state, Nigeria, declares the facility open ‘to the glory of God and the benefit of mankind’. In the decade or so that has elapsed since its opening, the …

‘Energy for All’ and the Challenge of Responding to People’s Needs

GUEST POST BY DANIELLE GENT, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY Meet Doña Maria.  She is a mother, housewife, agricultural worker and shop-keeper, who lives with her two daughters in a rural community, located approximately 30 kilometres from Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua.  Until recently, she was one of 1.4 billion people on this planet without access to electricity. That …