How-To Guides

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Keep up with the latest poverty news: read blogs

To develop your knowledge of poverty issues and what is happening about them, there are lots of excellent blogs out there to read.

Global Poverty Project


The team at the Global Poverty Project regularly write engaging and informative blog posts that keep you up to date with the latest and most important news in development, all in a clear, accessible and interesting way.

Poverty Matters

A blog by guardian.co.uk in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

End Poverty in South Asia

This blog is maintained by the South Asia Region of the World Bank Group. Its goal is to exchange ideas on how to end poverty in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Chris Blattman


A blog by Chris Blattman, an Assistant Professor of Political Science & Economics at Yale. He uses field work and statistics to study poverty, political participation, the causes and consequences of violence, and policy in developing countries.

Aid Watch

The Aid Watch blog is a project of New York University's Development Research Institute (DRI). Their work is based on the idea that more aid will reach the poor the more people are watching aid.

Africa Can

A blog by Shanta Devarajan, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa.

Blood and Milk

This blog is takes in a wide range of disciplines including health, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, marketing, anthropology, business, finance, and psychology, and synthesizes that information to find its connection to international development.

A Developing Story

A Developing Story brings together and promotes multimedia from and about the developing world. The site is designed to help these stories reach new audiences as well as creating, over time, a categorised archive for those working in international development to use for reference and inspiration.

Panos London


Panos London promotes the participation of poor and marginalised people in national and international development debates through media and communication projects

Global Voices

Global Voices is a community of bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring you reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media.

Maternal Mortality Daily

Maternal Mortality Daily tracks news and blogs addressing global maternal mortality by providing summaries and excerpts–and linking to a variety of news sources, blogs and websites of organizations working in maternal health - a one-stop-shop for up-to-date info on progress toward Millennium Development Goal 5 and opportunities in the maternal health field.

Global Development


Posts by Center for Global Development experts about pressing development policy issues and practical new ideas for reducing global poverty and inequality.

Engineers Without Borders Canada Blog


Engineers Without Borders creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water, generate an income from small farms, and have improved access to the services and infrastructure they need to improve their lives.