‘All these theories – counterinsurgency warfare, state building – were actually complete abstract madness. They were like very weird religious systems, because they always break down into three principles, 10 functions, seven this or that.’ Britain’s new Minister of State for Development, Rory Stewart in a brilliant 2014 interview. Hope he stays that interesting now he’s in government.
Politics matters, so what? Time for bigger bets (and more learning) on adaptive programming. Excellent from Alan Hudson of Global Integrity.
This is a conversational blog written and maintained by Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’. This personal reflection is not intended as a comprehensive statement of Oxfam's agreed policies.