Dear readers, please tell us what you think about the blog (there's prizes)

It has come to our attention that you (the readers) have been under-surveyed – haven’t asked your opinion on anything very much for over two years now (see here for summary of last survey in March 2010). So some technologically gifted people in Oxfam have put together the reader survey to the right (the big red box). I would really appreciate you clicking on it – we’ve got a redesign and a second edition of the book of From Poverty to Power coming up later this year, so it’s an ideal time to make any necessary tweaks to improve the blog. Go on, two minutes of your time once every two years isn’t that much to ask. And to make it fun, we’ll give free copies of the FP2P second edition (ebook or treebook) to the best suggestions for improvements.

And please ignore Calvin – he is a bad personCalvin_Hobbes_Data_Quality

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6 Responses to “Dear readers, please tell us what you think about the blog (there's prizes)”
  1. Gaddeswarup

    I am reiree trying to understand a bit about development and taking interest from distance in some small scale charity work in India. I find many of the blogs technical, sometimes they seem to be conversations between professionals. I wonder whether people who actually do the work locally follow these and all this accountability emphasis is making clerks out of actual workers and diminishing their enthusiasm. Secondly many of these blogs seem to follow some standard paradigms (I think that this blog is an exception) and only those from the elite classes from the developing countries can benefit from these structures. Many blogs do not seem to take note of alternative forms like UNCTAD …. In India, I found that Ramakrishna Mission has been doing excellent work for over a hundred years. Even though it seems a religious organization, I saw monks of different religions(including, Moslem, Christian, Jewish monks but mostly Hindu) and I do not see any studies to see what makes such organizations tick. Just some random doubts from a layman.

  2. Your blog has a very personal perspective on issues and that is one reason why I like it for sure. But I guess more pictures/graphs or numbers need to be put in so that it becomes all the more interesting. There are times when the blog entries are, lets say, very verbose and there is no visual treat to tone things a bit. Why So Serious? 🙂 PS: Ignore Calvin at your own peril, the lad makes sense at times 😛

    • Duncan

      It’s me and guest bloggers on content; Eddy Lambert, Richard King and Ian Sullivan on techie stuff; Sian Jones on the survey and now supporting me a bit on twitter, and a horde of contributors, linkers etc inside Oxfam and out. How do we manage it? Beats me – but I think being nice to each other and having fun helps.

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