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 #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

Saturday Morning Reading #1

Every Saturday morning I post a collection of my favourite blog posts of the week on the London International Development Network Facebook group. I’m going to start also post it here as a regular feature. 1) 10 Tips for a Bold & Ambitious Post-2015 Development Agenda Great post looking at how to manage a very… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #1