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Development Nutshell: round-up (16m) of FP2P posts, w/b 26th April

May 1, 2021
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What do we know about Covid-related innovation in poor countries and should aid agencies get involved?

April 30, 2021
Bens Ramalingam and Kumpf have a thought-provoking new paper out on Covid-linked innovation in poor countries, and the lessons for aid donors. Here are some highlights, and a minor rant it inspired in me. The paper documents a range of fascinating innovations. Here’s a flavour: ‘Problem: A health official in a large city in India is tasked with sourcing quality
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Links I Liked

April 26, 2021
Greta Thunberg, supertroll We said goodbye to Oxfam legend Richard English last week. Self-effacing, kind and invariably positive, he trained, mentored and supported generations of Oxfam campaigners all over the world. He also summarized it all in a great guide to designing effective campaigns, which deserves a wide readership. The World Wide Web was born 28 years ago (April 1993).
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Development Nutshell: round-up (14m) of FP2P posts, w/b 19th April

April 24, 2021
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A top Toolkit on Adaptive Management. But is that a good idea?

April 20, 2021
In recent years, I’ve been one of a crowd of people thinking and pontificating about ‘adaptive management’. The debate has been rather dominated by academics and thinktankers, fond of hand-waving generalizations and rather better at taking down the bad stuff that suggesting what might replace it. In those conversations, Graham Teskey has played the role of the stroppy practitioner, demanding
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Links I Liked

April 19, 2021
‘When a single cartoon sums up decades of data’ ht Adam Grant Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’. What about the other vaccines? At least AZ is waiving profits, unlike the others. A fresh approach to visual communications in development: allow me to illustrate. Nice piece by Isabelle Kermeen The Way We Access Research Isn’t Working for Development.
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Development Nutshell: round-up (17m) of FP2P posts, w/b 12th April

April 17, 2021
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Links I Liked

April 12, 2021
Worsening food crisis in Tigray as hunger is used as a weapon of war (powerful interview with Alex de Waal) amid attempts to erase its identity Some of the excellent websites, podcasts, blogs social media accounts and activism campaigns run by students, staff and alumni from my LSE Department (International Development) Backlash against aid cuts is growing: ‘Balancing the books
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Development Nutshell: round-up (22m) of FP2P posts, w/b 29th March and 5th April

April 10, 2021
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Creating new horizons: paths to shift power and imagination in development

March 30, 2021
Changing power requires us to see the world differently. So as a final burst of energy to round up the lessons, insights and guiding lights from these two years of the Power Shifts project, we have set out to co-create a ‘virtual gallery for shifting power’. Through collaborating with two wonderful illustrators, we’ve attempted to find more creative ways to
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Development Nutshell: audio round-up (12m) of FP2P posts, w/b 22nd March

March 27, 2021
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Is the UK diverting Covid vaccines from poorer countries?

March 25, 2021
Guest post by Rory Horner (University of Manchester) and Ken Shadlen (LSE) Various UK media reports have blamed lower than expected supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India for a slowing of the UK’s vaccination programme, especially delaying immunisation of the under-50s. Although five million doses of vaccines produced by the Serum Institute of India were dispatched from India to
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