Highlight of the week for me was the crisp new design for the blog, thanks to Amy Moran and web designer Ben Newton. Amy sets out the benefits of the new look as: We’ve simplified posts so they’re easier to read. Larger text, no side bar and a...
Duncan GreenAudio Summary of FP2P posts w/b 15th April (and a fab redesign for the blog). Today's @fp2p
Partnerships between policy makers and researchers could improve the lives of millions—but they’re harder than you think.
Duncan Green'The new [US} Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act requires federal agencies to spell out which questions they’re trying to answer and then to collect data systematically.' Blimey. ht @segjakarta
In our new policy paper, we take advantage of the fact that the impact of UK aid is independently assessed by the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI). Looking back over 8 years and 65 graded assessments, even with a focus on riskier...
Duncan Green'Looking back over 8 years & 65 @icai_uk assessments, we find that almost 80 percent of UK aid assessed was well spent.'
Duncan Green'I often hear of fascinating long-term research in global South communities (often by researchers in global North institutions) yet I hear few conversations around strategies to make research also beneficial to the people in the field communities'
Synthesizing insights from 31 studies that measure the effects of giving location-specific information to public officials and citizens
Duncan GreenDo subnational data improve resource allocation and service delivery? Insights from 31 @AidData studies that measure the effects of giving location-specific information to public officials and citizens.
“Financial inclusion is a key enabler to reducing poverty and boosting prosperity.” – The World Bank (2018) “[Policies of financial inclusion] serve to legitimize, normalize, and consolidate …
Duncan GreenPromising Series on Financial Inclusion: “aims to unpack what policies lie behind the concept, what effects such policies have had on the ground, and how the concept relates to other socio-economic issues.”
Duncan GreenFancy a fully funded PhD studentship at Birmingham, courtesy of the Gates Foundation, to look at development engagement / development comms / research and evidence into policy? Working with @profdavidhudson & @J_A_Hudson
As the United Kingdom's chaotic quest to leave the European Union drags on, the country's leaders need to accept that the primary objectives of Brexit are, and always have been, mutually incompatible. Sadly, their refusal to acknowledge this is...
Duncan GreenThe Brexit trilemma. You can only have 2/3 of preserving the UK's territorial integrity, preventing the return of a hard border in Ireland, and enabling the UK to strike its own trade deals. Smart from @EmilyJonesBSG & @CalumAMiller