NAIROBI'S UBIQUITOUS MATATU IS AN ANSWER - ALBEIT AN INEFFICIENT ONE - TO NAIROBI'S GROWING PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEEDS. A SAIS STUDENT EXPLORES HOW AN INITIATIVE TO DIGITIZE THIS NETWORK CAN ADDRESS THE INEFFICIENCY.
SYRIAN REFUGEES IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE ADAPTING MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND ASSOCIATED SERVICES TO SUIT THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS ON THE GROUND. A RECENT SAIS GRADUATE EXPLORES SOME OF THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY THESE NEW PATTERNS OF TECHNOLOGY USES AND INFORMATION CONSUMPTION.
Malaria killed nearly 429,000 people, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, in 2015. A SAIS student discusses research into a new anti-malaria medication that could save thousands of lives in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Despite advancements in innovative food assistance technology such as cash and voucher (CV) programs, aid organizations have been stymied in the delivery of food to hungry populations in South Sudan. Haley Swartz explains why.
To what extent does renewable energy technology hold the key to electrifying Sub-Saharan Africa? Joniel Cha weighs in on this crucial question and describes how the region's governments can capitalize on this opportunity.
While development and innovation have helped lift many out of poverty, with this burgeoning economic growth have come environmental costs obscured by GDP measurements. Emily Walz analyzes the impact on marginalized communities in rural and inland China.
with over 50 percent of the world's population expected to be online for the first time in 2017, technology and the crucial role it plays in developing countries is taking center stage.
with mobile banking, portable solar panels, crowdfunding, and geolocation services, there are scarcely any people or places that are not impacted by improvements or changes that transform their lives. what do these technological innovations mean for the distribution of political power, social inclusion, democratic governance and poverty reduction? how will this impact sustainability and growth in developing countries? what opportunities do these innovations offer developing nations, and what are some challenges they pose?
We are interested in your perspective on how technology is shaping international development.
The photos on our site were chosen from the top sixteen entries to our 2016 photo contest. We were overwhelmed by the response to this year's photo contest. We received over 220 amazing photos taken around the world by members of the sais community. To celebrate the launch of our new online platform, we displayed the top nineteen entries at a photo exhibit held at SAIS. To learn more about the exhibit and the stories behind the pictures, click here.
Who are We?
Who are We?
SAIS Perspectives is the student-run publication of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies International Development (IDEV) Program. OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE A PLATFORM FOR SHARING DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Each year the editors choose a theme, and then solicit articles based upon that theme from the GREATER SAIS community. Last year’s theme, "migration and displacement," brought together articles from students, professors, and alumni on pro-refugee policies in brazil, foreign policy and refugees in turkey and canada. 2014's theme was "CITIES AND URBANIZATION." This year’s theme is “technology and development.”
Previously, SAIS Perspectives was an annual print publication. in 2014, however, we launched SAIS Perspectives' new online home, www.saisperspectives.com. WE ACCEPT BOTH SHORT BLOG ENTRIES THAT HIGHLIGHT AN ISSUE OR INTERESTING EXPERIENCE, AS WELL AS LONGER ARTICLES THAT DELVE DEEPER INTO AN ISSUE. OTHER MEDIA—SUCH AS PICTURES OR VIDEO—ARE ALSO ACCEPTABLE.
WE ENCOURAGE ALL SAIS STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND ALUMNI TO SUBMIT ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION.