A brief introduction to the idea behind Issue Number Nine, and the concepts associated with it.
Jonathan Morduch traces the rise of microfinance, and argues that it’s time for a new vision.
Brenda Chalfin and Xhulio Binjaku imagine designs for the future with Dwelling-Based Public Toilets in Urban Ghana.
Xhulio Binjaku explores the role of the model in upholding regimes of power, expertise, and commerce and explains the inspiration for Excrementa Estates.
Brenda Chalfin reflects on the use of design as a little development device.
Meena Khandelwal and Kayley Lain reflect on half a century of failed efforts to change how people cook in rural India, before adding a little device of their own to the fire.
Tatiana Thieme explores how doing your business has become an opportunity for business in Nairobi.
Tom Scott Smith gets inside an award-winning shelter designed for refugees and asks: what makes it any better than a tent?
How did little development devices make their way into big development institutions? Jacqueline Best explores the history of policy failure at the World Bank.
David Reubi explores how Chicago Economics remade Global Public Health.
Christopher Kelty opens up a toolkit from the 1990s to explore the prehistory of apps, platforms, and algorithms.
What are the infrastructural requirements of mobile health? Vincent Duclos reports on the MOS@N experiment in Burkina Faso.
Anke Schwittay and Paul Braund explore the curious intersection between international aid and design.
Amy Moran-Thomas examines why diabetes patients worldwide still struggle to measure glucose.
Robert Foster explores how mobile phones in Papua New Guinea offer new ways for both companies and consumers to give and receive care.