Huge thanks to everyone at Oxfam Canada, its Executive Director Julie Delahanty and the splendid Shirley Pryce (here’s the three of us) for making last week’s tour such fun, even though they made me dance onto the stage to Bob Marley’s ‘Stand up for your Rights’, get up at 4am in minus 20 degrees and wear OTT shirts.
Burundi ordered all unwed couples to marry by the end of the year, or else. Welcome back WTF Friday
Crisis modifiers: the way to a more flexible development-humanitarian system? Smart thinking from the ODI.
One for the diary if you’re in or near London. I’m chairing Kate Raworth and Oriana Bandiera discussing Doughnut Economics, at LSE on 23rd November. No advance registration required, but get there early for a good seat.
This is totally enchanting – treat yourself to Fish Story (12m)
‘Economists who let their enthusiasm for free markets run wild are not being true to their own discipline’. Vintage Dani Rodrik
Looking for a visual metaphor for tax dodging, after the Paradise Papers? Sorted
This is a conversational blog written and maintained by Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’. This personal reflection is not intended as a comprehensive statement of Oxfam's agreed policies.