I’m in South Africa next week (19th-25th). Cape Town, then a couple of days in Joburg. Only public event so far is on Friday 21st in Cape Town. Get in touch if you want to organize anything or simply meet up
700 posters from the archive. Gold for students of charity history/changing use of images (both good and bad).
Heads up, bookworms. Oxfam research team now doing ‘book banter’ occasional reviews. First up Angus Deaton, Morten Jerven
‘Practical Action Bangladesh has written and produced a drama for national TV on Faecal Sludge Management‘. Shit reviews guaranteed
The UK’s PPP health financing disaster. Now being exported to a country near you.
Big loss to humanitarian journalism. Humanosphere shuts (maybe temporarily, maybe not) due to cash crunch. Any funders out there able to step up?
Harrowing, insightful piece by DFID’s Pete Vowles on a day’s immersion with a Kenyan family sunk deep below poverty line
What unites psychopaths, economists and buddhist monks? Their answers to the trolley problem. h/t Chris Blattman
Why short term charitable giving might be making a comeback compared to long term philanthropy
Welcome to Rio on Thames. Extreme income inequality in Kensington & Chelsea, where the Grenfell Tower fire took place. UK’s richest/poorest deciles both present. h/t the Economist