Deadlines; zapping mosquitoes; Rodrik is blogging again; Paul Collier is blaming the NGOs; why isn't Britain more like Norway?, and pregnant breakdancers: links I liked

our new draft paper on the impact and response to the global economic crisis, and to take the ultra-quick online survey to help sharpen up the contents of this blog. After that, I promise not to request participation of any kind for at least a month. Back to some nice links. Zapping mosquitoes with Chris Blattman Even if the Robin Hood Tax’s only success is to persuade Dani Rodrik to take up blogging again, (and it won’t be), it will have been worth it Interesting challenge, and some chutzpah. Paul Collier blames NGOs for undermining Haitian state-building. Pots? kettles? (see my previous post) Alex Evans wishes that Britain could be more like Norway It’s a bit old, but it’s still brilliant. (Mostly) pregnant women breakdancing for the cause (maternal mortality) on London’s South Bank back in the summer of 2008. ]]>

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One Response to “Deadlines; zapping mosquitoes; Rodrik is blogging again; Paul Collier is blaming the NGOs; why isn't Britain more like Norway?, and pregnant breakdancers: links I liked”
  1. Nicholas Colloff

    A former UK ambassador to Russia once asked a conferenceo n Russia whether it (Russia) wanted to be Norway or Nigeria thus demonstrating a certain lack of diplomatic spirit…! Personally I would be delighted if we were more like Norway, finally shedding all those post-imperial nervous ticks; and, focusing on delivery of services at home (rather than re-cycling endless initiatives) and doing good about the globe!