XKCD on World Polio Dayby Owen BarderOctober 23, 2015October 23, 20153 CommentsI am a huge fan of XKCD, and enjoyed this comic he drew for World Polio Day for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I love the way it teases the innovation fetish which you see in some parts of the international development world. 3 thoughts on “XKCD on World Polio Day” Pingback: XKCD on World Polio Day – Owen abroad » Blog | Public Sector Blogs morocco desert tours November 27, 2015 at 10:26 am This paragraph presents clear idea for the new viewers of blogging, that really how to do blogging. Reply Laura Liu December 5, 2015 at 9:50 am Thanks for sharing this comic, I really enjoyed it. I often wonder about the role of innovation in addressing international development (especially since recently I recently read some of C.K. Prahalad’s writings), and I’ve never thought about innovation fetishizing as a prominent feature of international development. While the comic clearly satirizes this aspect of the development field, what kind of role do you (or others) think innovation plays in development? What constitutes a “healthy” level of focus on innovation (since it is essential to a certain extent)? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.