Should our clothes end up as worn-out rags in India?

Clothing market in Kampala, Uganda.

At the clothing market in Uganda's capital Kampala, many families get their livelihood from the sale of used clothes, the debater writes. Photo: Kayaga Andrew

Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson)

Making our clothes is often a dirty and resource-intensive process. It is therefore welcome that there is now more and more talk about reusing and recycling clothes. But unfortunately, several challenges remain - recycling clothes is so far inefficient and a large proportion of clothes are thrown away or become rags in India or Pakistan, writes Annie Sturinge.

February 11, 2019, Debate

We need to map out how the global goals in Agenda 2030 are related

Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson) and Måns Nilsson

When decision-makers invest in schooling for girls, it affects gender equality and the level of education as well as poverty and health. In order to better implement the global goals in Agenda 2030, we therefore need to map out how the different goals are connected to each other, write Måns Nilsson and Annie Sturesson at the research institute SEI.

September 18, 2017, Debate

Strict standards in the way of national ownership in climate work

Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson)

Since 2009, developing countries have been promised funding and increased national self-determination over climate projects. But the climate funds' strict requirements for control and governance make it difficult for many countries to gain direct access to project support. The climate funds need to be more flexible and look up from short-term project cycles to more long-term goals for sustainable climate measures, writes Annie Sturesson, former technical expert at the Ministry of Finance in Uganda.

March 20, 2017, Debate

UN Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: The Future Decides the Contribution of the Final Document

Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson)

From 13 to 16 July, the third UN Conference on Financing for Development took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The final document of the conference, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), has been called both a historic document and a disappointment. However, what determines AAAA's contribution to the global development agenda is not the negotiated wording of individual paragraphs. AAAA's contribution is determined by its implementation, writes Annie Sturesson who works at the Ministry of Finance in Uganda.

July 30, 2015, Debate

Wrong focus when we set the road construction towards new schools

Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson)

Build roads and hydropower plants or raise teachers' salaries and invest more money in healthcare? In Uganda, the government and donors have different views on what to prioritize. But the debate about priorities and budget shares risks missing the real core question - how the state should implement its budget, writes Annie Sturesson who works at the Ministry of Finance in Uganda.

June 1, 2015, Debate