Road deaths in poor countries are one ‘development issue’ that is getting worse, not better (click to expand)
‘The defining feature of modern protests is their eclecticism’. Interesting overview of global unrest
Seven challenges for accountability 2.0 by Anu Joshi of the Institute of Development Studies
Lovely tribute from Owen Barder to his father, Brian Barder. The fruit didn’t fall far from the tree (as they say in Latin America).
And another, very sad and untimely death – my lovely LSE colleague Mayling Birney.
Shout out to Wesam Qaid, who broke down while crossing the Yemeni desert, with nothing to read but….. How Change Happens. He sent this amazing pic and tweeted ‘I met a 10 year old with a machine gun at a check point in Abyan. Got me thinking lawless doesn’t = power vacuum’. He arrived safe and sound, btw
Oxfam America has been forced to respond in Puerto Rico due to the lack of government action. Its first US humanitarian response since Katrina
Thorough and even-handed review of the controversial recent study of Liberia’s experiment with private schools by Pauline Rose. ht Max Lawson
History of the world in 20 minutes. Weirdly informative. Highly recommended.