The corona crisis demands international solidarity, not national egoism

In the wake of the crisis, many of the world's politicians are developing an extreme form of national selfishness, writes economist and author Stefan de Vylder.

Of: Stefan de Vylder

In 2015, Bill Gates gave a short fire speech about a danger that threatens humanity: “The next outbreak? We are not ready ”. He said that as a child he was most afraid of nuclear war. The parents hoarded canned food, and the children were ordered to go down to the basement if war broke out. "But today," Gates continued, "is a pandemic […]

March 24, 2020, Guest chronicle

Why should we continue with aid in 2020?

In connection with natural disasters such as the cyclone in Mozambique, large and increasing amounts are still being collected. But there are many other motives for the aid, writes the aid expert Lennart Wohlgemuth. Photo: Africom (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Lennart Wohlgemuth

Ever since we started with Swedish official development assistance, solidarity has been the most important motive for providing support to the world's poor in their quest for development. In recent years, that motive has been increasingly questioned. But there are also other important motives for continuing with aid, writes aid expert Lennart Wohlgemuth.

March 2, 2020, Debate