Brexit and International Development: A Round-Up

How do you solve a problem like Brexit? There is no shortage of analysis on the fall-out of the EU Referendum on June 23rd, some of it looking at how it could affect international development. (Particular kudos to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Center for Global Development (CGD) for being so quick off the… Continue reading Brexit and International Development: A Round-Up

Saturday Morning Reading #52

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Here’s your [day-late-due-to-sand-boarding-fun] Saturday Morning Reading…   1. WorkDev #3: Climbing the career ladder | Maia Gedde – WhyDev Great advice aimed at those who have worked a couple of years in development but need to think about what happens next. Top tips: – Adopt a life-long learning philosophy – Get a mentor. – Don’t… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #52

Saturday Morning Reading #36

Here’s your Saturday morning reading (actually posted in London for a change!) featuring TOMS shoes, reviews of a new aid novel, breastfeeding, development finance, gap yah and the UK as a development cluster… 1. The Impact of TOMS Shoes | Bruce Wydick – Across Two Worlds According to this study, TOMS shoes do little damage… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #36

Saturday Morning Reading #9

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1) Have hammer, looking for nails Owen Barder criticises DFID’s new economic development programme for ignoring trade reform, illicit financial flows, climate change, migration and more. “I applaud the decision to use a wider range of financial instruments. But it is disappointing that the aid budget is the only instrument we can… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #9

Saturday Morning Reading #8

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. The article admits that aid can do a lot of good, but suggests that changing extractive institutions takes more than aid, suggesting a great role for diplomacy. One… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #8