Saturday Morning Reading #51

Hello from Namibia. After a long hiatus, here’s your Saturday Morning Reading! 1. People Power – What Progress on Fighting Inequality Would Look Like | Ben Phillips – Global Dashboard “What will progress in the fight against inequality look like? It will look like people power.” 2. Dilemmas over the data movement | Duncan Green –… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #51

Saturday Morning Reading #45

Here’s your Saturday morning reading on aidworker well-being, the Hippocratic Oath and technology leapfrogging in India…   1. Why We Dev with Alessandra Pigni: Staff care, burnout & more | WhyDev   Alessandra, an experienced humanitarian worker, clinical psychologist, and academic researcher studying aid workers’ mental health and well-being, answers your questions. She discusses how to shift an organisation’s culture to think about wellness,… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #45

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 #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 #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 #14

Here’s your Saturday Morning Reading: 1) From Poverty to Power Special Edition! Duncan Green has been annoyingly good this week so features FOUR times: i) How can advocacy NGOs become more innovative? Your thoughts please. Possible answers: be more like Google by stealing more ideas, having more spin offs, having a form of 20% time and… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #14