Is this time really different? Will Automation kill off development?

December 21, 2016
Is this time really different? That’s the argument whenever people want to ignore the lessons of history (eg arguing that this particular financial bubble/commodity boom will never burst) and such claims usually merit a bucketload of scepticism. On the other hand (climate change, nuclear war) sometimes things really are different from everything that has gone before. Which brings us to

Jobs for wonks: three new openings at Oxfam

January 31, 2013
I’m taking time out from blogging today partly because my computer’s on the blink, but also because I promised to plug some new jobs in Oxfam that I thought would particularly interest the kinds of weirdoes intellectuals and deep thinkers who read this blog: First up, our MEL pin-up Karl Hughes is off to the ADB, so if you fancy

Tackling the jobs crisis: new thinking from the World Bank and UNESCO

October 17, 2012

The next World Development Report is on Jobs, and I'm worried about it

December 13, 2011

How do you get a job in a development NGO (starting with one in my team)?

July 6, 2009
I’m prompted to post this partly because there’s a job coming up in my team at Oxfam. We’re looking for a research methods adviser to build the skills of our staff around the world who commission and/or conduct smart research to inform Oxfam’s programmes and advocacy. If you’re interested, read more here, and you need to get a move on