Owen on the Swiss-French border

Owen on the Swiss-French border

We are back in Addis after backpacking through France, Italy and Switzerland on the Tour de Mont Blanc.  Highly recommended: if you are interested, the details are elsewhere on this site.

I’ve come back buzzing with energy. (Memo to Americans: you guys really need to take more vacation. I reckon they increase my average productivity, aside from the other benefits.)

The normal stream of opinion, lightly diluted with facts, will resume here shortly.

So, what did I miss?

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3 Responses to Back from backpacking in the alps

  • Don’t think you missed much in the development world (excluding the areas of humanitarian issues). Awaiting your posts.

  • You missed: DFID abandoning many important commitments – including money to education and neglected tropical diseases (which are massively underfunded as it is). Maybe you were back in time as it’s only leaked out (at least to NGOs) in the last couple of days. Sorry to wreck the holiday spirit…

  • Kate, yes, despite the claim that international development has cross party consensus, there’s a huge difference in how each party wishes DFID to operate

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