Is it time for a rethink on the definition of aid?

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Post-2015 wonkwar continued: Claire Melamed on why it's a Good Thing + your chance to vote

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Post-2015 wonkwar continued: Claire Melamed on why it’s a Good Thing + your chance to vote

Claire Melamed responds to my ‘bah humbug’ opener on post-2015 I spend most of my working life thinking about post-2015 so this is a slightly nerve-racking experience.  What if Duncan convinces me?  Let me first respond to his arguments, then set out what I think is to be gained from the post-2015 circus… and then […]

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Anyone fancy a post-2015 wonkwar? Me v Claire Melamed on the biggest development circus in town

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What is Social and Solidarity Economy and why does it matter?

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In Boston, New York, Washington and Ottawa for the next two weeks, if you want to come and chat/ buy a book

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Incantations, inclusive growth and the illusory 'we': whatever happened to politics in the post-2015 process?

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Incantations, inclusive growth and the illusory ‘we’: whatever happened to politics in the post-2015 process?

French development guru Pierre Jacquet laments some of the gaps in current debates on the ‘post-2015’ successor to the MDGs It is altogether amazing how wishful and incantatory discussions on global issues have become. We seem to be content with passionate statements about what “we should”, “we need”, “we must” consider and do. “Inclusive growth” […]

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Make Inequality History? What would change if we focussed on inequality rather than poverty?

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Merit, Privilege or Slumdog Millionaires? Income Inequality and Social Mobility

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