Links I Liked

First the unavoidable COP-out: Must be a metaphor for something, just can’t quite put my finger on it…. Superb backgrounder on the last (first?) 30 years of climate negotiations from Geoffrey Lean (whose twitter bio says he’s the ‘World’s longest-serving (50 yrs) environment journo’). Carbon inequality: in 2030 world’s richest 1% will have per capita […]

Read More »

Development Nutshell: round-up (20m) of FP2P posts, w/b 1st November

Read More »

What’s stopping aid from putting local people and organizations first? Answers from a global conversation

Guest post from Courtenay Cabot-Venton The world is currently at an inflection point that could enable the transformation of aid for developing countries. The convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the withdrawal of most international staff across the globe, has opened up space for more honest conversations […]

Read More »

Twenty years of UK governance programmes in Nigeria: achievements, challenges, lessons and implications for future support

This detailed (113 page main report, plus annexes) ODI study by Laure-Hélène Piron, Clare Cummings, Gareth Williams, Helen Derbyshire and Sierd Hadley digs into one of those celebrity/Potemkin governance programmes that you keep coming across (and which I keep writing about on these pages). In this case a large UK investment in governance reforms in […]

Read More »

Traditional approaches to aid and development are failing us. It’s time to invest in community-driven change.

By Mary A. Kabati, Ronah K. Lubinda, Adela Materu, Kingsley Makuwila, Jones Mwalwanda, Prosper Ndaiga and Moses Zulu If COVID-19 and the recent uprisings for racial justice around the world have made one thing clear, it is this: the global development sector needs to radically rebuild itself from the ground up. As leaders of community-based […]

Read More »

Links I Liked

Pretty geeky collection of links this week, but then I know my audience…. Check out the FT 404 page. My fave: ‘Efficient Markets Hypothesis: If you had paid enough for the page, it would have appeared’. Ht Emma McGowan Bangladesh’s NGOs at 50: a thoughtful conversation between two real experts: David Lewis and Naomi Hossain […]

Read More »