Aid – Microfinancing

In this session, we learnt about the difficulties associated with allocating aid and it made me think of a more bottom-up approach such as Microfinance and how that has affected development. “Microfinance is most fundamentally the provision of credit without collateral, usually in relatively small amounts and for short periods of time” (Ghosh, 2013). The…

The importance of Geography

During class today, we learnt about the role geography plays in development and how it is a vastly divided topic in the field. Given the various different opinions and theories related to geography and development, I decided to explore a few notable theories in further detail to gain a better understanding about the debate surrounding the importance of geography…