(The Humanitarian Social Network)
Weh Yeoh has not received any gifts yet
I've always been fascinated with the intersection between psychology and development. After all, we deal with human beings on a daily basis, whether they are people in poverty, those pulling the strings, or public and donor perception.
I've recently been reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, which is so chock full of interesting information, at times it feels like your head is about to explode. One tidbit of information I learnt centres around our desire to make sense of…Continue
Whether it is Daniel-san in Karate Kid, the Jamaican Bobsled team or Mel Gibson in a kilt, people love to support the underdog. Here’s a feel good story with a simple lesson – in international development, we should often do much of the same.
It’s tough finding the perfect gift for the aid worker on your list. They tend to eschew possessions, and it can be difficult even pinning down their location to give them said gift. While we at WhyDev can confidently say that we have no idea what you should get your aid worker friend, lover, partner, colleague, or sparring partner, here are some things we are confident they will not want.…Continue
To date, $69.8 million has been raised for Boston marathon victims, 14 of which required lower limb amputations. Yet, in the US alone, approximately 65,000 diabetic patients require lower limb amputations yearly. Resources for the latter group are scarce. Why?
On International Day of People with Disability, I call for more analysis of the greatest need, and not just focussing on causes that we understand easily. This way, we can hopefully work towards a better future for over…Continue