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Corey Pembleton
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"Nothing is what you think it is"
There are things you learn about yourself and your
surroundings when you have the opportunity to live in unfamiliar surroundings,
but unless you're up to your waist in those new surroundings you’ll be
hard-pressed to actually understand them. Most are conte...
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Practioner's Dilemma: The Professionalization of Development
The economist Bill Easterly is likely the largest proponent against technocratic, heavy handed development efforts around today. He argues against the 'big development' type of development that repeatedly witnessed a strong lack of consistent success, and y...
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GIS and Poverty Reduction: Part 2
In Part 1 I provided a brief explanation of what a GIS is and what it does. I'll focus here more on what a GIS is capable of within a poverty-reduction framework, with some examples where applicable. It is important here to emphasize that I a) do not assume...
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GIS and Poverty Reduction: Part 1
While I often cringe at the idea of technological solutions to poverty, there is one I am profoundly interested in exploring further, and that technology is Geographic Information Sciences, Systems and Studies. A disclaimer would first be appropriate: I a
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#SWEDOW and Voluntourists
SWEDOW, or, "Stuff We Don't Want" is often written about in the development community referring to well-meaning people sending useless, often demeaning things to developing countries under the guise of development. The worst examples include sending used br...
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UK Based Development Job Sites
UK-Based Organizations     Contact @pembletonc for any suggested organizations focused on international development based in the United Kingdom Aga Khan Development Network: https://krb-xjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/searchopenings.aspx?SID=^kocE0bzI4EkgUK...
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