Development Nutshell: round-up (20m) of FP2P posts, w/b 13th December

and with that, I’m clocking off for Christmas – see you in 2022

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9 Great lectures/panels for you to catch up on over Christmas (or any other time) – see you next year

We’ve had a cracking series of lectures and discussions on our Friday afternoon LSE ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice’ series, so I thought I’d post some links to the youtube videos and podcasts for those who are looking for some escape from the family Christmas (or otherwise just need some good brainfood). […]

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World Inequality Report 2022: a treasure trove of trends and new data

The World Inequality Report 2022 came out recently, and it’s a total gold mine, as you’d expect from a summary of the work of over 100 researchers over 4 years from every corner of the globe (OK, I know globes don’t have corners, but cut me some slack here – I’m clinging on til the […]

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Engaging with evidence and uncertainty: choosing where to start

Guest post by Charlotte Maugham and Sandy Oliver There are two powerful trends playing out in the development and humanitarian world: the push to make better use of research evidence to produce viable policy options, and the localisation agenda. The two are sometimes treated as mutually exclusive – “I mistrust any decision made without reference […]

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Links I Liked

Calling all geography teachers. Two maps of Mercator v geographical reality ht Sony Kapoor and Richard Spoor. Update: According to Helen Bunting (see comments) the Russia v Africa comparison is one of those ‘killer facts’ that, ermm, isn’t. Apologies to the geography teachers. USAID chief Samantha Power details its new localization push. Some v interesting […]

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Development Nutshell: round-up (26m) of FP2P posts, w/b 6th December

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Research for Impact: A Conversation (and podcast) with Researchers in the Himalayas

Another day, another conversation on research for impact, this time with ICIMOD, a network of thinktanks working to protect people, environment and culture across 8 countries of the Himalayan region. They asked me to record the conversation, thereby producing an accidental podcast. Here’s a partial, tidied-up transcript for those who prefer the written word. I’ve […]

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Queer existence is resistance: Understanding the rising tide of COVID-related LGBTQIA+ discrimination as gender-based violence

Guest post from Oxfam’s Helen Wishart What do LGBTQIA+ rights have to do with gender-based violence? Well, a lot actually. Think about it. Patriarchal culture exists on the basis of an assumed gender binary that reinforces a power dynamic. Man/Woman: Man>Woman. Relationships between men and women are socially defined in relation to each other, reinforcing […]

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INGO Research for Impact: a Conversation with Save the Children

I had a lot of fun with Save the Children last week, whose advocacy team asked me to talk to them about ‘Research for Impact’. The fun started even before the talk – I idly tweeted the night before asking people what their ‘commonest moans’ were about NGO research. Obviously hit a nerve – 56 […]

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Links I Liked

Can’t help feeling like there’s already a name for this ht @bigdybbukenergy How Bangladesh is beating the odds on climate disaster deaths: excellent and hope-inducing case study in adaptation ‘The Triple Threat to Civil Society in India’ Catch up on Ingrid Srinath’s great lecture (with David Lewis discussing) as a blog, podcast or youtube video […]

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