Category Archives: World Bank

The NSS 2015 & SDSR 2015: The “Development” parts Part 1


Author’s note: Devex won’t accept this so here it goes… So the much awaited National Security Review and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 is out. As the title(s) imply, it’s not just a military-centred document, but one that covers … Continue reading

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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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The AIIB, a new MDB… Remember the past


I suppose it’s time for me to add my voice to the range of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) which has been hitting the headlines globally. I wanted to start off with an explanation of this proposed idea but their … 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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A Tale of two live videos…


Across the month of November (or December, yes this entry is very late I watched two live videos, one of a two day conference, and one of a short panel consisting of two prominent world “stars”. More specifically, they were … Continue reading

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