The Monty Python guide to aid and development

March 25, 2022

     By Duncan Green     

Don’t know about you, but I can barely watch the evening news these days, it’s all so grim. So I thought I’d re-up some humour from nearly a decade ago (yikes). Here are some of the Monty Python sketches most relevant to development (OK, that’s a bit of a stretch, but who cares?). Plus it has also come to my attention that some younger colleagues have never heard of them – unacceptable.

Good governance and accountability (aka anarcho sindicalist v monarchist discourses)

Capitalism and institutions [aka what have the Romans ever done for us?]

Wellbeing v growth (the Yorkshire version)

And, of course, that essential guide to coalition building, the People’s Front of Judea

For more happy browsing, (not in work hours of course) check out the Python clip website. And of course, if I’ve missed any, please let me know.

Feeling better now?

March 25, 2022
Duncan Green