A few seasonal links before I head off for a Christmas break. See you in 2019, when we’ll find out if the only way is up….
If Jesus was born in 2018….
Africa’s must-read books of 2018
Pratham: The Grameen Bank of Education in the Developing World. Nancy Birdsall’s rave review of a huge and innovative education NGO
Complex self-organizing system in action: a murmuration of starlings in a Spanish dawn, Christmas Day
State of the World’s Humanitarian System in 9 charts. Good, accessible overview
The untold story of how India’s sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic
Population mountains: amazing data visualization that shows city population in 3D as a series of blocks: The taller the block, the more people ht Alice Evans
And congrats to my friend Kate Raworth for coming in at number 2 of the top 10 TED talks of 2018. Absolute showstopper.