Saturday Morning Reading #53

Here’s your Saturday Morning Reading… 1. Refugee influx a major opportunity for Germany, leading economist says | Kate Connolly – The Guardian “The opportunity is for refugees to not only fill the gap, but as we know every person who finds a job and pays taxes makes a contribution to economic productivity and output. We… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #53

Saturday Morning Reading #46

Here’s your very belated “Saturday morning” reading (due to an impromptu weekend in Nairobi)… 1. National Development vs Poverty Reduction, in charts | Lee Crawford – Roving Bandit “Projects to increase an individual’s income in developing countries can help people get a better livelihood amongst those available in that country, but they probably aren’t going to change the overall set of opportunities facing… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #46

Saturday Morning Reading #41

Time for #41. Here’s your Saturday morning reading, in which we learn how we can challenge the power of the few, make realistic promises, have nuanced stories that put the poor as the protagonists, make grand ethical theories about the shamefulness of barriers to migration and then get screwed over by Katie Hopkins. 1. How can… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #41

Saturday Morning Reading #39

Here’s your Saturday morning reading in which we learn from religion, work with politicians, save the world with businesses, ask big questions about big data, not the absence of migration in the SDGs and defend the proposed development goals. What the climate movement must learn from religion | George Marshall | Comment is free | The Guardian… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #39

Saturday Morning Reading #28

Guess who’s back… back again. Happy New Year to all. After a hiatus due to being very busy with work, here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1. This Year Today: What Kim & Kanye mean for development | Brendan Rigby – WhyDev On soils, youths, the Millennium Falcon, the Fugees, My Own Social Enterprise, beyond aid, business time… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #28

Saturday Morning Reading #17

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1. Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart | Quartz – Nick Stockton Because charts are cool. “A few other noteworthy results: 1) The largest regional migration is from Southeast Asia to the Middle East. This is largely driven by the huge, oil-driven, construction booms happening on the Arabian Peninsula. 2)… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #17