Links I Liked
The new Fortune Global 500 is out. 3 of the top 4 companies are Chinese.
‘All these theories – counterinsurgency warfare, state building – were actually complete abstract madness. They were like very weird religious systems, because they always break down into three principles, 10 functions, seven this or that.’ Britain’s new Minister of State for Development, Rory Stewart in a brilliant 2014 interview. Hope he stays that interesting now he’s in government.
Politics matters, so what? Time for bigger bets (and more learning) on adaptive programming. Excellent from Alan Hudson of Global Integrity.
Are log-frames holding us all back from effective learning and adapting? DFID’s Pete Vowles reflects on theory v practice
Cash transfers: what does the evidence say? New ODI review
Reality TV meets good governance. Integrity Idol, to find the most honest bureaucrat, is now showing in Nepal, Pakistan, Liberia and Mali
Economics: The Users Guide: Brilliant 11m RSAnimate of Ha-Joon Chang introducing his latest book.