Oxfam is doing some innovative, nuts and bolts work on gender and development:
- Measuring the impact of a gender rights project on women’s empowerment in Indonesia. V cool bit of evaluation using quasi-experimental research design
- How to construct a women’s empowerment indicator for a given project/community based on women’s own weighting of different contributory factors.
- Using Rapid Care Analysis with Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Costa Rica Becomes the First Nation to Ban Fossil Fuels
Paging George Orwell/Black Mirror. ‘China has stated that all 1.35 billion of its citizens will be subject to its social credit system by 2020, and travel restrictions for low-scoring citizens is only one of many to come.’ ht John Magrath
Does nature conservation deserve a slice of the aid budget? A new report from the Conservative Environment Network suggests raiding UK aid budget for conservation projects that ignore livelihoods and people.
The future of the welfare state. ‘More money will not fix our broken welfare state. We need to reinvent it, centred on fostering relationships’.
Two of my heroes, Kate Raworth and Branko Milanovic, are disagreeing in an illuminating exchange on Doughnut Economics
Lovely discussion on growing up Asian in North America
If golf and soccer switched announcers