Dignity & Development

Dignity & Development

In-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development.

Upholding human dignity amid COVID-19 and economic collapse

July 28, 2021

“The largest economic contraction since 1709’s great frost . . .”; “The largest collapse since the 1930s . . .”; “The largest recorded decline of […]

Disaster recovery in Haiti: a case for prudence and patience

July 20, 2021

In my first return to Haiti since well before the pandemic, I am again confronted with a familiar tension: my need to move quickly in a […]

A new day for Palestinian citizens of Israel?

July 13, 2021

The new Israeli government that was sworn in on June 13 is celebrating one month in office. It is the result of an unprecedented eclectic […]

The pandemic reveals truths old and new about migration from Central America 

July 1, 2021

Last year about this time, we wrote in this space that the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras had two paths out […]

Refugee resettlement promotes human dignity and the rule of law

June 24, 2021

To be a refugee means that you have already experienced grave assaults on your human dignity. In order to survive, a refugee must leave behind […]

Untangling renewable energy from extractivist development 

June 16, 2021

Undeniable tensions exist between ecology and energy, even with respect to attempts to make energy greener. The Catholic Peacebuilding Network, housed at the Keough School’s […]

Viewing corporate social responsibility through the lens of integral human development

June 11, 2021

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a heavily researched and much discussed topic—and a controversial one. Companies exist to provide products and services to customers; in […]

How independent international courts can challenge the dismantling of democracy

June 3, 2021

In the past, authoritarian regimes presented themselves as an alternative to democracy. Today they mimic democracy, allowing their constituents to believe they are a part […]

Listening, leveling and the demands of dignity

May 17, 2021

I love reading bedtime stories to my kids. Spending time sharing great children’s books (okay, and sometimes pretty mediocre ones that they somehow also love) […]

New technologies, introduced thoughtfully, can improve workers’ lives

May 11, 2021

You might think that technology will never replace your job. But how realistic is this belief? According to automation theories in economics, technological improvements lead […]

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