Tag Archives: Poverty

Every child in the developing world is a Malala


NB: Before you start flaming me and criticising me for this post, think through before you comment. So across the last few years, Malala Yousafzai has been seen by many in the development community as the golden child of development. … 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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So you want to start another organisation to combat poverty? A possible case of too many cooks spoiling the broth


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” so wrote John Lennon is his extremely well known song Imagine. Many people individually or collectively imagine they can creating something, even though they know others have already done … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mark Lazarowicz, hello Tony Cunningham


And so the wait is over. Ed Miliband released his full Opposition Frontbench team. Mark Lazarowicz, the Scottish MP who was the Shadow Minister of State for International Development is out of the team. He is replaced by a certain … Continue reading

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Ivan Lewis is back: Will he shake up the DFID Shadow team?


First entry after a while…due to the fact that a) I’m a second year Doctoral Researcher now and b) I’m teaching four classes of Introduction to Political Economy (POLS 107 in Birmingham POLSIS speak) (a first year course). Oh the … Continue reading

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Re-post from GPM: Reaching 0.7%? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored


Reaching 0.7% of GNI on aid? Aid Effectiveness must not be ignored A new entry after a while. Anyway, here’s an article I finally wrote for my beloved Global Politics Magazine, which now has a new set of editors, contributors … Continue reading

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Re-post from The Birmingham Brief: A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews


Here ishow my post that appearred on Birmingham University’s Birmingham Brief–an articled titled “A critical assessment of the 2011 UK multilateral and bilateral aid reviews”
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