Dan Lewis: Citation Needed: Why Times Op-Ed... →
danlewis: Maureen Dowd is a columnist for the New York Times. This morning, the Times published her piece “My Man Newt.” I’m not going to address the substance of the article — this post isn’t intended to be about politics. But to give context, in one part, Dowd discusses Newt Gingrich’s alleged…
So how did the voting go? The election was Janus-faced. On one hand, it was...– Jason Sterns reporting from the DRC on the elections. Read the entire post.
How can we make sure our errors don’t wreck our work? One thought: maybe ongoing...– Love these ideas from Alanna. Especially the simile to having proper support for failure. One could argue that it makes accepting failure too easy, which would be fair, but even the best acrobats have a spotter or even netting below. It is for good reason…
The MV folks could be better off now because they were better off to begin with....– Chris Blattman on the MVPs during his analysis of the paper by Wanjala and Muradian
Most members of the Congolese diaspora are stridently opposed to Kabila’s...– Laura Seay in The Atlantic Read the full article.
A Tale of Two Tipping Points – HIV/AIDS and USG Funding for Global Health @ottenvos for @CGDev http://ow.ly/7JlJt
Is violence inevitable in the Congo this week or in the weeks to come? Not...– Professor Laura Seay analyzing the elections in the DRC
Second Hand Clothing is a Big Deal
Trade between the two countries is modest, totalling just under $15 million in 2010. Canadian exports (primarily used clothing) were worth just over $11 million, while imported Ugandan goods (primarily vanilla beans, coffee, tea and cobalt) totalled $3.7 million. For anyone who had questions about the impact of second hand clothing on recipient countries, the fact that the majority of...
I’m looking for an NGO that works with the downtrodden in New Delhi and is...– The source of this quote might surprise you… http://bit.ly/vPapdG
MT @charlesjkenny Justin Sandefur says CDD doesn’t reduce violence, but CERP might (reverse cld hold w dev outcomes) http://t.co/PBAte6lA
What are you doing with our money? Kenyans demand transparency about public spending via @aidinfo http://bit.ly/t1KFeS HT @tkb
A United Nations for the Real World @paulcurrion lists how he would re-tool the #UN http://ow.ly/7H5jX
Moulded in the template of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, an...– Tendai Marima writes in Al Jazeera
A Busan reading list via @devpolicy http://ow.ly/7H3BE
Yele Haiti’s coffers swelled to $16 million in 2010, the most the charity had...– There was plenty of evidence of problems with Yele Haiti before this NY Post report…
One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real...– - From a series of 11 tweets by novelist Teju Cole on the #firstworldproblems meme HT @SolarSister via The Atlantic
This is a big deal: Crisis looms as Global Fund... →
The return of the one party state - Mats Utas... →
Samuel A Worthington of @interactionorg in @GdnDevelopment http://ow.ly/7DGZG and @cnn http://ow.ly/7DH10 on #whyforeign aid
It’s been fun, ladies and gentlemen. But now it’s time to say ‘good-bye.’ This...– J. announces that he will no longer continue Tales From the Hood
Justice for Sale follows Claudine, a young and courageous human rights lawyer, in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in Congo. She investigates the case of Masamba, a soldier who was convicted of rape, and discovers that his trial was corrupt and unfair. He was jailed without any concrete evidence. In Claudine’s journey to obtain justice, she uncovers a system where the...
‘But it’s free!’ one of my friends said. Well, no: The soap is...– - Andrea Bohnstedt raises some questions about ‘The Soap Project’ for Reconnect Africa http://bit.ly/vkuu8L HT @tmsruge
Oh dear it’s complicated. In Pakistan, the United States could do far more...– Nancy Birdsall of the Center for Global Development responds to Bill Easterly’s Guardian column http://bit.ly/vKLuE4
Over the course of my career I’ve only ever encountered one instance where...– - Adrian Sergeant, Robert F Hartsook professor of fundraising at Indiana University, for the Guardian Development on Philanthropy and risk
MSF is an example of how transmedia can be used to change aid communications. Today I wrote about the promise of transmedia. http://bit.ly/tWv49y
Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like #110 Capacity... →
Diaspora ties help businesses as well as scientists to collaborate. What may be...– The Economist
As the digital divide is being bridged, more of the world’s poor will be able to...– Shawn Ahmed writing about his concerns about the discourse utilized in the aid/dev social media space. He and I spoke about this for awhile two months ago. I will post on the places where I agree and disagree.
"More reasons to be less cynical about cash... →