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

‘Links I Liked’ that I Like

It has been a while since I’ve compiled a week’s development blog reading into a “Saturday Morning Reading“, so I’d like to share a few alternative links reviews. Blogs I follow these blogs, and around a hundred others, using an RSS Reader called Feedly. I find that it keeps things well-organised, presents articles nicely and… Continue reading ‘Links I Liked’ that I Like

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 #52

Stone Town, Zanzibar

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 #34

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1. The poor within our ranks | Michael Keller – WhyDev Having more aid workers from disadvantaged backgrounds could help reduce alienation ( through understanding what it’s like to come into contact with economic classes above your own), inject a healthy skepticism of external expertise, and increase understanding of beneficiary… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #34

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 #26

Here’s your Saturday Morning Reading… 1. The Post-2015 Development Goals Need to Address Migration—And It Looks Like They Just Might | Center For Global Development “Migration is by far the most profitable investment available to many of the world’s poor, and the money that migrants send to developing countries dwarfs all foreign aid.” Current drafts… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #26

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