Burkina Faso

Measuring the True Impact of Development Initiatives

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

I therefore think it may be time to reconsider the gap between the impact that development initiatives can have and the impact that evaluations measure. One way to start may be by letting people targeted by development initiatives speak just as loudly as numbers and statistics.

Tents Further Than the Eye Can See

Nigel Chapman | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Some 280 kilometres North West from Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou lies Goudebo camp in the Sahel region, home to over 10,000 refugees who fled the conflict over the border in Mali last year.

The Hard Facts: Weather Kills People in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK
Peter Byass

What can't be emphasised too strongly here is that these are analyses of real deaths and actual weather. They are not simulations or models - and it reflects the great strength of the INDEPTH Network that it is possible to analyse factual information in this way from parts of the world where reliable data are usually in short supply.

The Forgotten Crisis: As the Hunger Season Sets In, Burkinab├ęs Need Not Worry About Body Image

Jane Labous | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK
Jane Labous

There are no proper words to describe the heartbreaking sight of a malnourished child. No image on TV can prepare you for the sheer lightness of their bodies, their minuscule wrists, their over-sized, slightly bulging heads; the breathtaking shock of realising that the cute baby who looks newborn is actually nearly two years old. Malnourishment is not something that enters our world very often. Ours is a place where 60 stone teenagers must be hoisted out of their homes by the local fire service because they no longer fit through their front doors. It's a place where five-year-old girls worry themselves silly about being thinner, aspiring to a 'body ideal' that's estimated to be not physically achievable by 95% of the population.

The Forgotten Crisis: Refugees In Burkina Faso Glimpse Hope Despite The Conditions, As the UN's Valerie Amos Pays a Visit

Jane Labous | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK
Jane Labous

It was 5pm when it started to rain, the wide grey sky looming lower and lower over the flat red earth; a swirl of mist and red dust rising from nowhere; huge rusty drops hitting the car windows.

Burkina Faso: The Forgotten Crisis - Over 18 Million People Are Affected by a Hunger and a Food Crisis, and It's Not in the News...

Jane Labous | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK
Jane Labous

I've long thought that the editors of our international media (and the British media is a particular culprit) needs to start noticing Africa. Not just the coups and the food crises and the droughts, but also the positive stories, the African success stories that are putting, for example, Ghana amid the fast growing nations in the world.

Gaddafi May Be On Board Convoy Heading Out Of Lbya

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Colonel Gaddafi amid reports that a convoy of around 250 trucks traversed the Libyan Desert on Tuesday heading fo...