Podcasts are back in fashion – here is why, and a list of what I am listening to. [Continue reading] Podcasts are “back” – so what are you listening to?
Let’s dump technology transfer from the Addis declaration and substitute technology development and sharing — they could be two of the most important components of post-2015 development success. [Continue reading] Let’s Dump Technology Transfer from the Addis Agenda
Here is Beth Barnes of Exeter College on the difference that effective altruism could make:
The Secretary of State for International Development is missing from a number of key Cabinet Committees and task forces on which a development perspective would be useful. [Continue reading] Joined up government
We are enthusiastic about the growing interest in supporting private investment in developing countries, but it matters a lot how this is done. The tools that donor countries usually use to “crowd in” the private sector — guarantees and cheap loans — distort firms’ incentives by reducing their risks or increasing their rewards irrespective of how well they do. Donors should not pick winners. [Continue reading] How should donors work with the private sector?
If economic development is a property of a complex adaptive system then what, if anything, can development agencies and NGOs do to accelerate it? [Continue reading] Can aid agencies help systems fix themselves?
In the latest Development Drums podcast, I discuss behavioural economics with Varun Gauri, who was co-editor of the recent World Development Report, Mind Society and Behaviour. [Continue reading] Behavioural economics meets development economics [podcast]
Future development challenges cannot be tackled by aid alone. The biggest risk of the ringfence around the aid budget is that it will imprison us. [Continue reading] Aid 2030
How to get Windows 8.1 to recognise my Apple iPod [Continue reading] Fixing Windows drivers for my iPod
One reason I love London is stumbling across art installations like this. [Continue reading] Pull Yourself Together