Coronation humour: props to Tescos, hope no-one lost their job
The Long, Slow Death of Global Development – American Affairs Journal. Big sweep piece arguing that previous exit strategies no longer work and no-one knows what to do next ht Irene Guijt
Naomi Hossain: ‘What has changed since the Rana Plaza factory collapse? Labor leaders tells us that work are still paid barely enough to survive but at least the ‘dark Satanic mills’ have (mostly) gone – factories are far safer than before.’
On #InternationalWorkersDay, we remember the victims+families of the deadly 2013 Rana Plaza Collapse. BIGD, BCWS and @AcctResearchCtr takes a look into how this catastrophe has impacted the RMG industry in BD 👇https://t.co/ovNxDjd6b8@nomhossain @kalponaakter @Judy_Gearhart pic.twitter.com/rZxQlBtZDA— BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (@BIGD_bracu) May 1, 2023
Check out the reliably excellent New Humanitarian round up of the week’s humanitarian news, including this map of the impact of the impending El Niño weather system
Time for some excellent stuff from Oxfam:
- How can we persuade firms to improve employees’ lives? Here’s what I’ve learned during a decade in workers’ rights… Good insights from Oxfam’s Rachel Wilshaw
- EITI: Why are oil, gas, and mining companies still allowed to keep emissions a secret?
- Decolonize! What does it mean? Sara Duvisac introduces her excellent new briefing.
- How to design research for influence: handy graphic with lots of ideas
Remittances home from Indians in the UAE are now the second biggest bilateral flow after Mexicans in the US. The Economist says ‘the Emirates is evolving into a financial capital for India’
A 1972 Xerox video brilliantly predicts email, but not feminism (or Apple/Microsoft or the Internet…..)
And finally, it’s back to this coronation, as an excuse to re-up this classic discussion of the monarchy. All together now ‘Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.’