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The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it


The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it In May 2016, the UK hosted the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, bring leaders from developed and developing nations as well as practitioners and interest groups. World leaders and academic … 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 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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Thatcher, Pergau Dam, ATP


Recently, with the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the Guardian ran two articles discussing her impact on development: Short-lived legacy: Margaret Thatcher, neoliberalism and the global south and Margaret Thatcher: her impact and legacy in global development. What was not … 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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Toto and International Development


This is a non-academic and non-theory based article, written more about my music interests but still relating to one of the topics here, namely that of International Development. Continue reading

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