Category Archives: International Development Association

She’s Greening back in her department


Justine Greening MP continues as Secretary of State for International Development @DFID_UK #reshuffle #Ministers2015 pic.twitter.com/Ly4Y9xO2XR — UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) May 11, 2015 After hours or several days, David Cameron re-appoints Justine Greening as Secretary of State for International Development. … Continue reading

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Some people still don’t get the AIIB or…


they are dumb neoliberals or just dumb. Take is crappy forum page article for instance by a certain Mr. Teo (Singaporean or someone from Singapore). IT IS regrettable that the United States and Japan have not joined the Asian Infrastructure … Continue reading

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The World Bank: how is it doing?


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
Last week I spent some time in Washington D.C., on the fringes of the World Bank/IMF autumn meetings. I was discussing International Alert’s recommendations for making the next round of the Bank’s International Development Association (IDA…

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Is overseas aid an instrument of soft power?


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
I was giving evidence to a UK House of Lords select committee on aid as an instrument of soft power yesterday, so spent a bit of time researching what “soft power” actually means.…

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Dear DFID, could you bring back the old days?


So the UK’s esteemed Department for International Development (DFID) has moved to a fanciful new website (well that was a few months back) under the Tory-Lib Dem gov.uk domain. Personally, the new layout is terrible and every single old document, … Continue reading

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Never ever use Wikpedia to find out about International Political Economy and International Development


Never ever use Wikpedia to find out about IPE and International Development. Never Ever. Whether you are a student (at any level), journalist (Wikipedia is not a reliable source for news!), researcher (you ought to be shot if you ever … Continue reading

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World Bank Open Knowledge Repository: Opening up IDA Replenishment Documents?


So the World Bank under soon-to-be-leaving Robert “Bob” Zoellick has been working in the name of transparency… Continue reading

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