Careers in international development: a resource list

Earlier this week, I gave a talk at the University of Warwick, where I studied for my bachelors degree. I spoke to an audience ranging from freshers to post-grads on building a career in international development. Instead of presenting from a particular end point or a particular organisation, I gave four pieces of advice and… Continue reading Careers in international development: a resource list

Saturday Morning Reading #55

It seems like everyone’s thinking about change – if only a certain prominent development blogger had a book coming out on that subject. (I’m currently reading it – review coming soon). I hope you enjoy the articles as much as I did and get inspired. Without further ado, here is your Saturday Morning Reading… 1.… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #55

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 #50

Here’s your (slightly cynical) Saturday Morning Reading… 1. Making International Development Research and Assistance Work | Ken Opalo – An Africanist Perspective I had this thought just the other day – if governments had to actively say yes to any donor project, rather than not say no, national priorities would stand a better chance of being funded… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #50

Saturday Morning Reading #31

Here’s your Saturday Morning Reading… 1. CV mistakes: how to lose a job in development before you press send | Rachel Banning-Lover – Global Development Professionals Network Mostly obvious advice (e.g.Don’t cut and paste cover letters to different organisations) – but sometimes we need to hear obvious advice! “The worst cover letter I ever received was… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #31

Saturday Morning Reading #27

Here’s your (extra reflective) Saturday morning reading… 1) Cognitive dissonance: An unspoken qualification? | WhyDev – Jonathan Favini “Certainly the intent of development is noble. At face value, the notion of alleviating human suffering, of improving living conditions or elongating lives, is unarguably good. That said, the disturbing truth is that academic and professional evaluations… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #27

Saturday Morning Reading #25

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1. How change happens: What can we learn from the same-sex marriage movement in the US? | From Poverty to Power “‘Power resides in the general population’s willingness to accept the legitimacy of a regime and to comply with its mandates; however, this power finds expression in institutions both inside… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #25

Saturday Morning Reading #24

After a wonderful couple of weeks with my parents, I’m back with a fresh serving of Saturday Morning Reading. A lot of great blogging during the hiatus – make sure you check it out! Here we go… 1) EBOLA a. Ebolanomics | The Third Transition What are the economics of ebola beyond the initial hit?… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #24

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