A Prerequisite to Social Change

    International development activities can make a strong contribution to social change. But funding projects would not be enough to make this happen, says Xavier Mir Bernado. Efforts should help reform government policies and societal practices, the international cooperation expert at Baobab International Development Consultancy suggests.

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    • Sam Mednick

      Sam is a Devex Contributor based in South Sudan. Over the past 12 years she’s reported on conflict, post-conflict, and development stories from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. Her work has appeared in Devex, the Associated Press, VICE, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The New Humanitarian, among others. Sam also produces and hosts the Happiness at Work Podcast, interviewing authors, speakers and thought leaders about what it takes to live productive and fulfilling lives.