When it comes to using research to influence policy

  • Both Academics and NGOs can learn a lot from each other (86%, 311 Votes)
  • Academics should resist the pressure to achieve and measure impact (17%, 62 Votes)
  • Academics should learn from NGOs about how to achieve and measure impact (9%, 31 Votes)
  • NGOs should learn from academics about how to achieve and measure impact (7%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 363

Start Date: July 10, 2017 @ 3:46 pm
End Date: No Expiry


Writing and producing a 3rd edition of From Poverty to Power

  • Would be a useful exercise – the book is still relevant (54%, 68 Votes)
  • Would be a monstrous exercise in authorial ego – get a life (26%, 33 Votes)
  • Would probably not justify the effort and expense (22%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 125

Start Date: April 11, 2017 @ 4:04 am
End Date: No Expiry


Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for ‘Decent Work For All’ by 2030. How could development actors best contribute to this in the face of the ongoing revolution in digital technology and automation?

  • We should invest in new forms of training and education to maximise people's chances of adapting along with technological change (53%, 103 Votes)
  • Shocks are inevitable – we have to invest in innovative social protection systems like universal basic income (48%, 93 Votes)
  • Spread out and improve the work by making reforms to working practices e.g. reduce the working week, job shares, etc. (33%, 64 Votes)
  • We shouldn’t be Luddites - the economy will throw up new jobs as it always has. Learn from history people. (13%, 25 Votes)
  • I’d quite welcome a robot taking my job – they even might be better at log frames. (7%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 193

Start Date: February 16, 2017 @ 5:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry


Which of these 8 songs would make the best Song for Davos (you have 3 votes)

  • Abba: Money Money Money (34%, 45 Votes)
  • Bob Marley: Them Belly Full (31%, 42 Votes)
  • Tracy Chapman: Mountains O’ Things (28%, 37 Votes)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son (25%, 34 Votes)
  • Motorhead: Eat the Rich (23%, 31 Votes)
  • Juliani: Utawala (18%, 24 Votes)
  • UB40: 1 in 10 (17%, 23 Votes)
  • The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Everything’s Raising but the Wages (8%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 134

Start Date: January 17, 2017 @ 5:16 pm
End Date: No Expiry


In the US/Brexit election, who did you vote for or support (if ineligible to vote)?

  • Clinton and Remain (75%, 299 Votes)
  • 3rd party candidate and Remain (18%, 70 Votes)
  • Clinton and Brexit (3%, 13 Votes)
  • Trump and Brexit (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Some other combination I haven't thought of (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Trump and Remain (1%, 5 Votes)
  • 3rd party candidate and Brexit (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 399

Start Date: January 4, 2017 @ 9:49 am
End Date: No Expiry


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