An education in aid – my article in @ProgressOnline

I’ve truly hit the big time. If by big time you mean small time. And if by small you mean miniscule. Nonetheless, it was a bit of a thrill to get the latest issue of Progress – you know, the centrist Labour campaign group that some unions want to ban – and see my name down on an article. Even better, I’d actually written it!

They’ve now put it online for the world to see and comment on (zero comments so far, people obviously stunned into silence), so you can visit the site and read about it there.

It’s fleshing out an idea about putting microfinance into International Development and using it as an educational tool in schools, while also furthering the aims of International Development.

Let me know what you think, I’ve put the first paragraph as a teaser below:

We can put international development into the heart of every classroom, writes Alex Ross-Shaw

International development will always be one of the cornerstones of any list of achievements for the last Labour government. The creation of a dedicated department signalled our intent, investment tripled, and we earned a global reputation as one of the best, most transparent and cost-effective donors in the world.

Check out the full article here.

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