Links I Liked

Another selection from last week’s @fp2p twitter-fodder  OK, let’s start with Ebola Helpful map (because the world seems confused on this point) Rick Rowden says the reason why health systems in West Africa are so ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. Is partly the fault of previous IMF programmes ‘Explain it like I’m 5’. UNICEF takes a […]

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How can Faith Groups get better at campaigning on climate change?

On Monday, I had not two fascinating big picture conversations under Chatham House Rules – these are a gift to bloggers as you don’t have to remember who said what,  and can take all the credit for anything clever. I’ve already blogged the discussion on theories of change and the Middle East. The second was […]

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The Four Magic Words of Development, by Tom Carothers and Saskia Brechenmacher

This guest post comes from Thomas Carothers and Saskia Brechenmacher of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Tufts University, drawing from their new paper Accountability, Transparency, Participation, and Inclusion: A New Development Consensus? The penultimate para in particular got me thinking about the different tribes present at the recent Doing Development Differently event. If […]

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What happens when 20 Middle East decision makers discuss Theories of Change?

My first job after returning from holiday (disaster tourism in Northern Ireland – don’t ask) was to speak on Theories of Change to a really interesting group – a ‘building a rule of law leadership network in the Middle East’, funded by the UK Foreign Office. The John Smith Trust has about 20 lawyers, civil […]

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Financing for whose development? How official Development Finance Institutions support tax havens

This guest post comes from Mathieu Vervynckt, Policy & Research Analyst with the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) The Third UN Conference on Financing for Development(FfD), set to take place in Addis Ababa next year, will be a crucial opportunity to discuss two of the hottest topics in development finance today: the use […]

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Let’s all eat cake: The terrible inefficiency of inequality

Alex Cobham, of the Center for Global Development (@alexcobham), welcomes Oxfam’s new inequality campaign, argues for making inequality a core part of the post-2015 framework, and comes over all French Revolution on wealth registers and cake (the eating of). International acceptance of stark economic inequalities reflects a grand political failure. A failure that locks in the […]

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