Links I Liked

Arabic 101 for British officers, early 20th century ht David Kenner

The art and science of measurement in aid and development. Nice write up of latest LSE lecture by the brilliant Claire Hutchings of OPM

Major western brands pay Indian garment workers 11p an hour. Important new research on the home workers who ‘finish’ garments – adding buttons, tassels, embroidery etc

Check out Alex Evans’ latest venture. It’s called the Collective Psychology Project

The miracle method for sustainable rice that scientists dismissed. Turns out that SRI is also better for the climate.

Excellent discussion on the realities of ‘Research into Policy’ btw James Georgalakis of IDS and Paul Cairney of Stirling University

Historian Rutger Bregman and Oxfam’s Winnie Byanyima made a formidable tag team on tax and injustice at Davos. The guy from Yahoo didn’t know what hit him.

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One Response to “Links I Liked”
  1. Vinny

    Arabic 101 you say… sounds more like someone found the earliest PFM tome.
    “I will pay you cash for everything” – could be the first ever criticism of accrual accounting.
    “If you do not collect everything within two hours” – could be the first approach to codifying avoidance of collection arrears.
    “I will take everything and give you a receipt”. Just gold.

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