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A Humanitarian ‘Cheat Sheet’ that should definitely be on your weekly reading list

July 13, 2021
Got some spare slots on the blog at the moment, so thought I would introduce you to my favourite weekly update on all things humanitarian – the Cheat Sheet, from the New Humanitarian magazine. Here’s their latest round-up (or you can listen to the 16m podcast): Rural Afghan women on peace, war, and ‘our role in society’ Greater freedom, better
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Links I Liked

July 12, 2021
Hi everyone, I’m back from hols and tweeting happily, but there’s been a few glitches on the blog still (mainly on the comments) – apologies for that. Hopefully they’re fixed now, but please let me know if you’re having problems. On with the show. I’m no great football/soccer fan, and don’t really understand what’s going on on the pitch (although
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Mission-critical: investing in water, sanitation and hygiene for a healthy and green recovery

July 8, 2021
WaterAid’s Tseguereda Abraham, Hossain Ishrath Adib and John Garrett introduce its new report. Why invest in water, sanitation and hygiene? Most schoolchildren would need only a few seconds to find an answer. Of course, water and sanitation are human rights, and hygiene has a vital role in preventing infectious disease, as COVID-19 has highlighted all too clearly. So why is
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How to build and maintain trust at the interface of policy and research (and some challenges for NGOs)

July 7, 2021
A brilliant recent piece on the LSE Impact blog about the importance and nature of trust in ensuring that research influences policy makers got me thinking about the implications for advocacy organizations. First a slightly truncated version of the piece, then my musings. This from the LSE Impact authors: ‘Trust is often invoked as a key ingredient to establishing effective
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