This article appeared in The Guardian Development Professionals Network on Friday 10 July, 2015. Development economist Owen Barder gives an insight into what the coming five days of plenaries, roundtables and side events will be all aboutRead the full post »
The Guardian development blog is running a series of end of year reflections on development, including one by me. Many of the articles are upbeat about progress in developing countries, but pessimistic about the short term economic prospects for … Go to www.owen.org to read the restRead the full post »
There was an interesting programme on BBC Radio 4 on Monday night, Analysis, which looked at the following question:
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The government is committed to protecting the aid budget. Frances Cairncross asks whether a more relaxed policy on economic migration
George Bush famously asked, ‘Is our children learning?’. That’s also the question by Uwezo, a coalition of NGOs working in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Their report published today makes dismal reading about the quality of schools.
First, a word … Go to www.owen.org to read the restRead the full post »
The latest edition of the Development Drums podcast is now online. It was the last one I recorded before leaving Ethiopia.Read the full post »
On the Oxfam blog, Max Lawson has an excellent guest post telling the story of how Malawi has used an extensive programme of fertilizer subsidies to generate seven years of economic growth, reduductions in poverty and child deaths.
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Shanta Devarajan, the World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, describes in an important new blog post the evolution of development policy in terms of changing ideas about market failures and government failures. In the 1950s and 1960s, he says, development … Go to www.owen.org to read the restRead the full post »