At the request of some of my colleagues I have written a short guide explaining how I manage my emails. If your new year's resolution for 2013 is to work a little smarter, there may be something in here which helps.Continue reading
Christmas came early yesterday for campaigners for more effective and accountable aid, with an announcement from DFID which has raised the bar for aid transparency.Continue reading
My laptop recently decided that when I pressed the 'shut down' button I really wanted it to 'reboot'.Continue reading
I've refreshed the design of the website, mainly to make it responsive (that is, show properly on mobile phones).Continue reading
Storing everything in the cloud is very convenient; but you need to take steps to keep your information safe. Set unique passwords for your mail and online banking; consider using a password manager like LastPass; and if you have a GMail account, you should consider turning on two-step authentication.Continue reading
We recently switched to fibre optic broadband (BT Infinity) and so far we are pleased with the results. I believe that we now have more bandwidth than did the whole of Ethopia when we were living there.
We replaced the… Continue reading
This blog post first appeared on the Center for Global Development Views from the Center on March 30, 2012.
The World Bank has responded to concerns about its recent agreement with Google with a welcome announcement that it will… Continue reading
A concern about a World Bank deal with Google: once any data goes in to Google Map Maker, it all becomes the property of Google.Continue reading
Dilbert cartoon on people who fly to meetings instead of using video conferencing.Continue reading
(h/t Amanda Glassman)
The second of a pair of posts on aid transparency: this one looking at proposed next steps, particularly focusing on how we can provide meaningful transparency for citizens in developing countries.Continue reading
A View from the Cave has a survey on the best blogs on aid and development.