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Development Nutshell: round-up (20m) of FP2P posts, w/b 19th and 26th September

October 1, 2022
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Podcast: Drought, Localization, the power of Cash Transfers and the Criminalization of Beekeeping – a conversation with Oxfam Kenya’s John Kitui

September 29, 2022
I sat down recently with one of the stars of the Oxfam firmament, John Kitui, its Country Director in Kenya, Here’s a partial transcript of the conversation. DG: Let’s better start with the thing that everyone knows, which is that there’s a horrendous drought in East Africa. Can you tell me a little bit about what you are doing as
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Links I Liked

September 20, 2022
In the interests of everyone’s sanity, I’m keeping this a queen-free zone, which means it’s based on about 10% of my timeline… The academic year is starting and there’s some good stuff open to all – get these in your diaries: Great line up in this year’s ‘Cutting Edge’ lecture series at LSE, starting with Ha-Joon Chang on economics v
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Development Nutshell: round-up (26m) of FP2P posts, w/b 5th and 12th September

September 17, 2022
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5 ways to build more inclusive cities

September 13, 2022
Nicola Nixon (right) and Tamara Failor (centre) from The Asia Foundation and Rebecca Calder (left), from Kore Global, introduce some ideas for making cities more inclusive in Southeast Asia. In the shadow of Covid-19, rapid urbanization is exacerbating existing inequalities and creating new ones that dramatically reduce the quality of life of people who are marginalized.  Three examples: Persons with
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Links I Liked

September 6, 2022
Got a new image to illustrate (in)effective states….. Timeless tips for any campaigner from Tom Baker. My favourite: ‘Avoid being a missionary or a martyr’. Kenyan pharmaceutical company becomes the first African manufacturer to get prequalification from the World Health Organization for a key antimalarial drug Insights from Applying PDIA (Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation) in the Education Sector. Excellent post, full
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Development Nutshell: round-up (28m) of FP2P posts, w/b 22nd and 29th August

September 2, 2022
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Development Nutshell: round-up (18m) of FP2P posts, w/b 8th and 15th August

August 20, 2022
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Summer Student blog and campaign: Why you should change your mind about the start-up that invented the Covid vaccine

August 18, 2022
Next up in our summer student post series is Andreas Brox. Here’s his full project, on which this blog is based. It has been two years since this fricking pandemic has started and like everyone else, I am pretty sick of hearing about it. Thankfully, it feels very much like it is over in Germany, where I am from, or
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Links I Liked

August 8, 2022
Impossible to tell whether this Russian ad trying to convince people to move there is satire or serious. Either way, it’s v funny. ht David Patrikarikos ‘Power shift? USAID and localisation’. Interesting piece: Points out that the quickest way to large scale localization is direct budget support to governments. Hadn’t thought of that. Duh. At least 140 aid workers were
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Development Nutshell: round-up (20m) of FP2P posts, w/b 25th July and 1st August

August 6, 2022
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Never Heard of ‘Human Rights Economics’? You have now.

August 1, 2022
Just been skimming an interesting new paper by Caroline Dommen, with an ambitious purpose – to brand and describe a new branch of economics – Human Rights Economics (HRE). Her starting point: ‘in many ways economic thought and practice currently disregard human rights. HRE is of the view that the world needs an economic system that is fairer for people
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