Inequality kills: the cold, wet fate of refugee rights in Lebanon

Oxfam’s Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser, Anna Chernova uses her own experiences as a refugee to reflect on how Lebanon can tackle inequality and protect the rights of millions of Syrians. Back in 2015, I remember standing in a damp, soaked tent in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, watching kids run around in the snow in slippers. Their…

By Duncan Green February 7, 2019 0

Thinking and Working Politically in Economic Development Programmes – Some Sprints and Stumbles from a DFID Programme in Kyrgyzstan

Guest post by Andrew Koleros, Programme Director with Palladium (left), and David Rinnert, Deputy Head of Office and Governance Adviser with the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Central Asia Office. The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies or Palladium’s views. In November 2018 the FP2P blog…

By Duncan Green February 6, 2019 2

No Matter Where You Live, the World is More Unequal Than You Realise, according to new research

Update on some interesting research by Franziska Mager and Christopher Hoy. It builds on a December post on the World Bank Development Impact blog, covering more countries  and expanding the discussion to people’s misperceptions about the level of national inequality as well as their misperceptions of their own positions. New research by the Australian National…

By Duncan Green February 5, 2019 1

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…

By Duncan Green February 4, 2019 1

How can digital bring Millennials into International Development? A ginger session with Save the Children

‘I don’t like Save the Children’. That opening line from a guest speaker at a gathering of SCF’s global big cheeses earlier this week certainly got the room’s attention. But then the speaker was pretty extraordinary. Mariéme Jamme, whose online bio includes this para: ‘Mariéme grew up in rural Senegal, from an oligarch mother who…

By Duncan Green February 1, 2019 2

How Does Fair Trade go from inspiring examples to Transforming Capitalism?

Erinch Sahan, an exfamer who now heads the World Fair Trade Organization network, wants to pick your brains about how to transform capitalism I think I’m sitting on a goldmine of examples that could help efforts to transform business and economies. I lead a global community of 330 real examples of alternative business models. These…

By Duncan Green January 31, 2019 14

Links I Liked

Branko Milanovic: ‘It cannot be said that Europe is currently politically uninteresting.’  ‘Yo get these guys off a subway & onto broadway cuz this is lit’ Qasim Rashid Feminist solutions to man-made economic inequality Good news on the Ebola vaccine from Congo: “the evidence the WHO has been gathering in North Kivu — where nearly…

By Duncan Green January 28, 2019 0