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Resources

This section provides valuable resources for students, fellow researchers, and guests on this website.

Career Advice via Future-Ready Coaching Academy

I offer customized career advice and soft skills training to students through an organization that I recently launched called Future-Ready Coaching Academy.  Click Here For More Information About Future-Ready Coaching Academy. Feel free to sign up for one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions, group coaching and interactive workshops and/or panel discussion and debate sessions.

Take Soft Skills Assessement Test

I have researched and developed core soft skills to help students grow and flourish during their time in the university as well as prepare them for jobs of the future and a life of purpose, integrity, and service to society. Test your soft skills to determine which traits you have mastered and which ones you need to practice.

The Ultimate Guide for Careers in International Development

International development offers a wide range of possibilities and opportunities. You could be working in areas such as health, education, democracy, peace-building, climate change, and sustainability with multilateral agencies like the World Bank and the United Nations, or bilateral and national government agencies such as USAID or even Nonprofit organizations like CARE…the list goes on. So, how can you break into international development sector with so many people competing for the same roles? The posts below offer some insights.

10 Must-Read International Development Books

While there are thousands of international development books out there, these are the first ten that I have read that have challenged, pushed, and inspired me over the years. So, if you are interested in working in the development sector or looking for bright ideas on how to solve today’s local and global challenges, here are 10 books that you should consider reading:

  1. Scott, James C., (2020). Seeing Like A State: How Certain Schemes To Improve The Human Condition Have Failed. Yale University Press.

  2. Ferguson, James., (1994). The Anti-Politics Machine. University of Minnesota Press.

  3. Evans, Peter., (1995). Embedded Autonomy. Princeton University Press.

  4. Banerjee, Abhijit, and Esther Duflo. (2012). Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. New York, NY: PublicAffairs.

  5. Moyo, Dambisa., (2010). Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

  6. Collier, Paul., (2008). The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It. Oxford University Press.

  7. Easterly, William., (2007). The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. Penguin Books.

  8. Autesserre, Séverine., (2014). Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention. Cambridge University Press.

  9. Acemoğlu, Daron.,  and Robinson, James., (2012). Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Currency Publisher.

  10. North, Douglass., (1990). Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance. Cambridge University Press.

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