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A summary of Elinor Ostrom’s (only woman to win the Nobel for economics) ‘rules for radicals’ from Derek Wall’s new book. Wish she’d done a systems version of no 13 though – complex is not the same as complicated, simple or chaotic Academic spats are always fun. Here it’s profs v PhD students at the…

By Duncan Green August 13, 2018 0

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Am I mansplaining? Handy guide from Kim Goodwin Tips from DFID’s Chief Economist on how researchers can influence policy (podcast) New Oxfam study of Pakistan’s World Bank Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme in education comes to pretty damning conclusions on exclusion, cherry picking best students, poor quality teaching and low teacher wages. Analysis of four leading…

By Duncan Green August 6, 2018 2

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Pedants’ Revolt. ht Jo Edge How to do advocacy on/with the IMF.  Really useful (and short – 8 pages) guide from Eurodad “Church and traditional leaders are your best allies to carry public health messages that require communities to change age-old habits and challenge their traditions.” Congo’s Health Minister reflects on the lessons of his…

By Duncan Green July 30, 2018 0

What can the Thinking and Working Politically community learn from peace and conflict mediation?

Alex Douglas from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue adds some useful insights for adaptive management/TWP from his vantage point in peace building Wily aid practitioners have long understood the importance of adapting their programs to the political environment, and even use their activities to push politics in a progressive direction.  But this magic was spun…

By Duncan Green July 24, 2018 0

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I’m topping and tailing today’s post with the African origins of France’s World Cup winning football team. Ht Winnie  Byanyima for this infographic This is an enchanting and uplifting 45 secs. Anyone know which country these kids are in? Special props to the ‘little hype man’. New ”Practical Guide to Measuring Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment…

By Duncan Green July 23, 2018 0

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The Trump demo last Friday v my first experiences in the early 80s: you still can’t hear the speakers, and everyone still mills around trying to find their friends. But at least there’s more music now and the outfits and placards have got a lot more fun. Here are a few of my favourites (the…

By Duncan Green July 16, 2018 2

The last word in the Community Driven Development wonkwar? Scott Guggenheim responds to Howard White and Radhika Menon

The discussion on Community Driven Development (CDD) has been passionate, at times angry, and has surfaced some important common ground as well as differences. Here Scott Guggenheim (right) responds to yesterday’s post, in what he hopes is the final exchange (people can always continue in the comments section). To recap for those who are arriving new…

By Duncan Green July 12, 2018 3