In which I am sceptical about a proposed new public-private partnership to tackle hunger.Continue reading
In the second of a series of three Development Drums podcasts about the relationship between citizens, states and development, Duncan Green talks about effective states and active citizens. Duncan is widely known for his terrific development blog; he is also the author of an ambitious book, From Poverty to Power, which is now out in its second edition.Continue reading
I'm quoted in a blog post at the Economist today about aid transparency:
Ms Greening’s strategy is the requirement that any organisation receiving DfID funds publish clear information about where the money is going. This far-reaching transparency initiative is potentially a “game-changer”, says Owen Barder, a senior fellow and director for Europe at the Center for Global Development, a Washington, DC-based think tank.
A blog post linking to an article by Mark Tran in the Guardian. The article quotes me saying: "The risk is that the G8 will think that they can address these issues by earmarking some of their aid programmes and they will not feel under pressure to make the systemic changes which only they can make."Continue reading
Two reasons why I am concerned about plans for a big campaign in 2013 on food, agriculture, hunger, food security and nutrition.Continue reading
I am grateful to Oxfam’s Duncan Green for his fair and thoughtful review of my paper about improving aid, Beyond Planning: Markets and Networks for Better Aid.
I’m glad that Duncan and Chris, his Oxfam colleague, endorse a… Continue reading
I have been contacted through my website by somebody saying:
we are working to save lives orphans in south Ethiopia, Wolaita. but still we don’t have our own website to spread our works and sounds of orphans. please try… Continue reading
Tim Harford has an interesting article in this weekend’s Financial Times about private health and education in developing countries:
Imagine that your daily earnings were less than the price of this newspaper. Would you consider buying private education and private… Continue reading
The UK Department for International Development is to be commended for encouraging some of its staff to maintain a blog to explain to the public what they do.