Articles

October 26, 2015

Internet is a bane for developing economies

What the focus on e-commerce actually represents is the continued inability of the developing world to free itself from Western ideas about models for economic growth and definitions of modernity.
December 17, 2015

The myth of convergence between developed and developing worlds

The idea that a world of limitless connectivity, spreading democracy and freer markets promotes convergence and endless possibility may be fashionable, but it is far from the complete picture.
June 10, 2016

NGOs should re-think activism strategies in developing world

If activists are to preserve biodiversity in the developing world – which has the last remaining habitats of megafauna — they need to start working with the state.
August 24, 2016

Why talk up the tech revolution, when Asia’s problems are largely pre-industrial?

At a recent World Economic Forum in Kuala Lumpur, the opening panel was invited to debate one of the leitmotifs of our age – the way in which technology and digital disruption are reshaping destinies in the Southeast Asian region.