Is there a new Washington Consensus? An analysis of five World Development Reports.

November 6, 2017

What kind of evidence might persuade people to change their minds on refugees?

November 6, 2017

Links I Liked

November 6, 2017
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The power of league tables to incentivise behaviour change (see right).which religion cares about the homeless

If you’re in Canada, check out this week’s speaking tour (me + Shirley Pryce, President of the Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU), Julie Delahanty, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, and local women’s rights activists)

Find Out Some (But Not All) The Secrets of China’s Foreign Aid

The reverse advent calendar. One item per day in a hamper, take it to a foodbank on/around 25th December.

Hooray! WTF Friday is back by popular demand, and because the inimitable Wronging Rights has lots to be grouchy about.

emojis v hieroglypics

The new BRIGHT magazine for rigorous-but-positive ‘solutions journalism’ looks interesting.

I don’t understand emojis (& most of the time can’t even see them – too small), but I’m sure they’re a step backwards. Bah Humbug.

David Booth on Revisiting the developmental state: towards ‘developmental regimes’ in Africa?

Not quite sure what to make of this. Clever subversion of the patriarchy or reinforcing the sexist frame?  Instead of stating their body measurements, contestants in this beauty pageant listed statistics about violence against women in Peru (but the backdrop shows it was orchestrated, not rebellion).

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