The UK Labour Party recently set out its ideas on international development in a paper titled “A World for the Many, Not the Few.” There is much to like in the policy paper, including pledges to put in place an effective whole-of-government...
Maya ForstaterPoor people getting too rich-too quick? How the proposed #inequality target for aid confuses people living on $10 day day with the global elite Me @CGDev
Rants, Err, Reflections on Running Productive Meetings
MichaelFrustrated by badly designed showpiece meetings. On my hit list:
1) formal welcome remarks (by someone who knows nothing on topic), 2) overloaded panels, 3) moderators who don't moderate, 4) the mere pretense of audience interaction. We can do better.
Remittances to low- and middle-income countries rebounded to a record level in 2017 after two consecutive years of decline, says the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief.
Jim Yong KimWorkers sent home $466 billion in #remittances to developing countries in 2017—a record high & larger than official development assistance in low- and middle-income countries. We’re helping countries make remittances faster, cheaper and more productive. wrld.bg/ZXOW30jDCYypic.twitter.com/yH81Z2NYr8
When people say “evidence-based policymaking” or they talk about the “credibility revolution, they are surely trying to talk about the fact that (a) we have (or trying hard to have) better evidence on impacts of various approaches to solve problems,...
One of our PhD student, whose work focuses on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, writes: I would like your opinion on something. When I presented this in the past, I have received requests to include more background slides and...
Marc F. BellemareThe Goal of Scientific Communication Is Not to Impress But to Be Understood
This week – 24-30 April – is World Immunization Week. The theme of this year's World Immunization Week is collective action to protect every person in the world from "vaccine-preventable diseases" (VPDs). VPDs are 25 viral and bacterial diseases...
In the second part of our review of the future of development finance Owen Barder, Vice President at the Center for Global Development, discusses its current goals and challenges with Jonathan Charles.
Alice EvansPoverty has 📉.
Progress *is* possible.
🗝️= econ growth in LMICs (we are peripheral to their success).
Buttressing growth requires: skills, risk-management, peer learning, global public goods [not just 💰]
@owenbarder & @ebrdcharles
Birkbeck Annual International Development Lecture
Dr Emma Mawdsley
Reader in Human Geography and Fellow of Newnham College Dept Geography, University of Cambridge
"Turbulent times: UK aid and development strategies in a complex world"
The UK faces...