How does Europe’s crisis look through the eyes of an international aid agency?

September 12, 2013
Back in 1942, during World War Two, Oxfam came into existence to lobby the British Government to ease the allied blockade of Nazi-occupied Greece. 70 years and a European miracle later, might we be once again about to send aid teams to Athens? I’m sitting in Australia as I write this, and it feels like I can almost see Europe

How have a series of global shocks changed the way we think about development?

May 9, 2013
This piece appears in today’s Ottawa Citizen The past five years has been a period of extraordinary global turbulence. The turmoil has struck as three “shocks” — the financial crisis, a breakdown in the world food system, and the Arab Spring — combined with a slow motion train wreck in the form of the seemingly inexorable onset of chaotic climate

What’s New in Development? Introducing the Second Edition of ‘From Poverty to Power’

January 10, 2013
Here’s what the new edition of FP2P adds to the first (in case you want to save yourselves a few quid). This was recently published by the UN University as part of its ‘WIDER Angle’ series Updating a book on contemporary events can be unnerving. In the intervening years, events and new thinking combine to expose theweaknesses of any text.

‘As serious as a heart attack’: Robin Hood Tax Global Week of Action Kicks Off

May 18, 2012

Is this the UN's most powerful critique to date of finance-driven globalization?

March 7, 2012

How will political and economic shocks drive social change? Please help me write a paper…..

March 1, 2012

Emerging v Developed Countries: high speed history

August 10, 2011