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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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The IDC vs BOND: A clash over 0.7%


So recently, the UK Parliament‘s Commons Select Committee for International Development published a report titled Department for International Development’s Annual Report and Accounts 2011-12 (It was in response to this. See also this additional part. Amongst the recommendations by the … 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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The History of the UNDP


Originally posted on International Development Should…..:
Introduction 1 After a significant delay, this blog post continues the narrative about the earliest years of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). One of the reasons for the delay has been the time…

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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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A surprise nomination….but who is he?


So it was either going to be Hilary Clinton or the neoliberal Lawrence Summers, or “Millennium Village-man” Jeffrey Sachs or some US citizen with strong political connections, as it has been in the past… Now heard comes the biggest bomb … Continue reading

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