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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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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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Development Nutshell: round-up (18m) of FP2P posts, w/b 29th November

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How Getting Organized has helped Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

Ahead of tomorrow’s International Day of People With Disabilities, Jessie Meaney-Davis summarizes new research on the impact of the pandemic. People with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and not only because of the risks associated with underlying health conditions. The Disability Inclusion Helpdesk’s new report explains how the exclusion of Organisations […]

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When you die unexpectedly. Early example of texting from a British churchyard ht No Context Brits WHO to assess new highly mutated Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checks. More evidence, as if it were needed, that turning poor countries into a giant Covid petri dish by ignoring vaccine equity is going to rebound […]

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Development Nutshell: round-up (20m) of FP2P posts, w/b 15th and 22nd November

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How do you Measure the Impact of Influencing (and ask some v useful questions en route)?

MEL (monitoring, evaluation and learning) is a lot more interesting than it sounds. Done badly, it can amount to little more than bean-counting to satisfy the donor, of little value to the actual programme or people who are supposed to benefit. But done well, it raises all sorts of really important questions about how the […]

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