Should we (and everyone in Davos) worry about extreme wealth? New Oxfam briefing

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Why don’t people in power do the right thing – supply, demand or collective action problem? And what do we do about it?

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'Convening and Brokering' in practice: sorting out Tajikistan's water problem

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‘Convening and Brokering’ in practice: sorting out Tajikistan’s water problem

In the corridors of Oxfam and beyond, ‘convening and brokering’ has become a new development fuzzword. I talked about it in my recent review of the Africa Power and Politics Programme, and APPP promptly got back to me and suggested a discussion on how convening and brokering is the same/different to the APPP’s proposals that aid […]

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Witty White House; denial pie; Delhi reflections; spooks and vaccinations; a big year for UK aid; walk or run in the rain? Links I liked

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'Resource Futures': good new report on how to confront resource scarcity and conflict

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‘Resource Futures’: good new report on how to confront resource scarcity and conflict

Looks like this is going to be crystal ball week on the blog – must be the time of year. Just read Resource Futures from Chatham House (inventors of the ubiquitous Chatham House Rule). The analysis is pretty good, but it really raises the bar on communication, with great interactive infographics and killer facts. Advocacy […]

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Global Trends 2030: top report from US intelligence

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Should men speak on all-male panels? Summary + time to cast your vote

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What's New in Development? Introducing the Second Edition of ‘From Poverty to Power’

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