Saturday Morning Reading #44

Here’s your (Satur)Sunday morning reading on the Gates Foundation and the SDGs, complexity and development and how to shift the debate on taking care of ourselves as aid workers… 1. Bill, Melinda, and the SDGs | Alex Evans – Global Dashboard The SDGs were reportedly repeatedly ridiculed at a recent Gates Foundation meeting. Alex Evans suggests that this could… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #44

Saturday Morning Reading #30

There has been a series of excellent articles this week and my internet would even let me see anything from yesterday or Thursday. Without further ado, here’s your Saturday Morning Reading… 1. The complexity of being an aid worker in a brave new post-2015 world | Brendan Rigby – Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #30

Saturday Morning Reading #23

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1. Devsplaining | Wait… What? This happens far too much. “Devsplaining – when a development worker, academic, or someone who generally has more power within the ‘development industry’ speaks condescendingly to someone with less power. The devsplainer assumes that he/she knows more and has more right to an opinion because… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #23

Mega Sunday Morning Reading

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. Normal service will resume next week (then be cut off again when parents come to town the next week!) 1. Working In Aid Without Volunteering | Development Intern… Continue reading Mega Sunday Morning Reading

Saturday Morning Reading #16

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1. The Case for Democracy a) Democracy, What Is It Good For? | Why Nations Fail –  Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson “Our results from the two papers combined thus suggest an intriguing pattern: contrary to what many have presumed, democracy doesn’t have a huge effect on inequality. But also contrary… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #16

Saturday Morning Reading #11

Here’s your (deep-thinking) Saturday morning reading: 1) Big bloggers asking big questions Part 1) Is ‘the Struggle’ the Baby or the Bathwater? Owen Barder on why “struggle” is a key part of development: “Typically aid aims in some way to diminish the struggle, or ideally to bypass it altogether. But if the struggle is necessary,… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #11