Links I Liked

March 2, 2018

     By Duncan Green     

I’m defrosting in Dar es Salaam next week, hanging with one of my all-time favourite NGOs – Twaweza.

Glass-ceiling index, by country

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Thursday, here’s the Glass Ceiling Index for OECD countries, ranking the best and worst countries for working women. Nordics win again. Britain at #25 – sigh.

Science reporter Ed Yong spent two years trying to fix the gender imbalance in experts he quotes in his stories (lot of his steps applicable to academics) h/t Chris Blattman

Dictionary-makers found the first known use of “mansplain”

‘From a study of 120 English hospital trusts over a four-year period, published in the journal Policy & Politics, we found that spending on external management consultants was associated with increased inefficiency.

Answers on grant proposals if non-profits were brutally honest with funders ht Chris Roche & Stephanie Lusby

A cracking idea for your future footnotes ht Paul Jackson

This was once revealed to me in a dream

In civil wars, conflicts are more likely in weak states, but within those they are more likely to erupt where weak states exercise *more* control, not less. Interesting use of night-time light as proxy for state presence

Nearly 105,000 Haitians migrated to Chile last year — 1% percent of Haiti’s population.

March 2, 2018
Duncan Green