This is a bumper late edition of Saturday Morning Reading because I was lucky enough to be away the last couple of weekends in Rwanda and Uganda.
Here’s your Saturday Morning(ish)* Reading… 1. Aid Work: Very Human Endeavour | Waylaid Dialectic Terence comments on the ‘Advice for Aspiring Humanitarian Workers’ list that WhyDev put together (see last week).
It’s a slightly rushed post this weekend due to a lot of work this week and (more so) because I am currently away in Moshi for a Rotary Club Intercity conference.
Here’s your (bumper edition of) Saturday morning reading… 1) Why foreign aid fails by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson Ignore the politically convenient (for The Spectator) headline.
Here’s your (early) Saturday morning reading (scuba in the morning!) featuring wishes for 2014, drugs, inequality and South Sudan: 1) Nancy Birdsall, President of CGD, gives her crowdsourced top ten wishes for development policy in 2014 including tobacco control, tropical forests and antibiotics 2) Related to the above, Duncan Green highlights the new generation of development issues, especially diets and drugs: “The positive aspect of the story is that governments, scientists and others in the North have lots of experience in these issues, and their advice and assistance would probably be a lot more useful to developing countries than banging on about stuff the rich world is currently not very good at (growth, jobs, smallscale agriculture etc)” 3) Andy Norton from ODI says that while inter-country inequality is decreasing, inter-personal inequality is increasing within countries with implications for social disorder.