Month: January 2012

Wrapping up the great Nairobi guesthouse pool debate

Wow. Hit a nerve there. I’m both gratified and slightly appalled by the level of interest generated by Wednesday’s post on the development-critical issue of whether Oxfam should keep the pool at its Nairobi guesthouse shut. For those people without the time or inclination to trawl through over 60 comments, here’s a summary. First the…

By admin January 27, 2012 3

Best blog awards; Dodd-Frank and Africa; India miscellany – high tech, low tech and anti-corruption; creme that egg: links I liked

Nominations for the ABBAs – Aid Bloggers’ Best Awards (how contorted an acronym is that?) are now open, asking for suggestions in about a dozen different categories – closing date is 27 Jan, so get stuck in. And while we are navel-gazing, here are last year’s ABBA winner Chris Blattman’s ten steps to better blogging…

By admin January 24, 2012 3

Hunting for green growth in the G20…….

In the second of two guest posts on Oxfam’s new paper on the G20’s performance on inequality and sustainability, senior researcher Kate Raworth tackles the thorny issue of green growth (can you make my pic about this size, not bigger) In 2010, the G20 committed to pursue equitable and sustainable  economic growth. That’s a big thing…

By admin January 20, 2012 2

How the G20 is failing on inequality

Another day, another Oxfam report. This time it’s a ‘practice what you preach’ survey of the G20 countries’ performance on inequality and the environment. According to this guest post from co-author Caroline Pearce, they don’t come out of it very well……. G20 governments cannot afford to ignore inequality. An Oxfam report published today, Left Behind…

By admin January 19, 2012 1