I’m defrosting in Dar es Salaam next week, hanging with one of my all-time favourite NGOs – Twaweza.
Science reporter Ed Yong spent two years trying to fix the gender imbalance in experts he quotes in his stories (lot of his steps applicable to academics) h/t Chris Blattman
Dictionary-makers found the first known use of “mansplain”
‘From a study of 120 English hospital trusts over a four-year period, published in the journal Policy & Politics, we found that spending on external management consultants was associated with increased inefficiency.‘
Answers on grant proposals if non-profits were brutally honest with funders ht Chris Roche & Stephanie Lusby
In civil wars, conflicts are more likely in weak states, but within those they are more likely to erupt where weak states exercise *more* control, not less. Interesting use of night-time light as proxy for state presence
Nearly 105,000 Haitians migrated to Chile last year — 1% percent of Haiti’s population.