ICYMI: Highlights of this summer’s FP2P posts
About 6,000 of you have signed up for email notifications of new posts on FP2P, but the system crashed for some reason at the start of June and was only finally fixed last week. Now the notifications are back up, here’s an annotated guide to what you missed. 3 months-worth of posts is a hell of a lot, so I’ll divvy it up into month-sized chunks. Here’s June.
A very informative punch up on Community Driven Development: after I reviewed a critical evaluation by Howard White and Radhika Menon, CDD guru Scott Guggenheim responded. Howard and Radhika came back swinging and Scott tried to find some common ground/have the last word (he succeeded).
A lot of discussion of Adaptive Management (aka Doing Development Differently) prompted by a week teaching about it in Bologna, which generated 7 suggested rules of thumb for AM. Chris Roche and Alan Whaites chipped in.
Inequality: The World Inequality Report 2018 and the data geeks have forgotten the politics (again). And Save the Children’s Kevin Watkins with its latest wheeze to reduce child inequality (‘convergence pathways’, since you ask)
Some LSE-related stuff: Report back on my first attempt at teaching LSE students to be campaigners; a seminar in Ghent was a bit mind-numbing, but the highlight was seeing Power through the eyes of a dead Congolese fish
Lots of links I liked, which I’ll spare you, and some random other stuff
- What will the aid jobs of the future look like?
- The rise of the robots
- Oxfam’s Tim Gore discussed the evolving theory of change behind its new Behind the Bar Code campaign
- The Economist on the Retreat from Democracy
- Complicated v Complex – why it matters
- Latest Humanitarian Aid stats
- Ed Cairns wins his argument with me on non-violence as a driver of a change
- Oxfam Ghana’s Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam on how NGOs are adapting to funding falls
- Latin American thinktanks’ experience of evidence for influencing
And finally, a funny on the project cycle and complexity