Tag Archives: Singapore

Worker’s Party (Singapore) on…International Development!


Disclaimer: I AM NOT  a member of any Singaporean political party or any political party in any country. You don’t here this from the government but surprisingly, from the up and coming opposition party in Singapore: Many developed countries in … Continue reading

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Operation Patwin: DFID and the MOD in humanitarian efforts


Many people in the UK and worldwide has criticised the British government (the Coalition government) for cutting the British military expenditure, personnel and hardware, while “ringfencing” the ODA budget (DFID administrative costs have been cut). Now, with the dreadful news … Continue reading

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Who should give and how much? The case of the East African Famine crisis


The East African famine crisis is worsening and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) calling for action and more financial contributions . The usual donors have responded, albeit weakly, especially due to the US “debt ceiling” debacle, the US downgrading … Continue reading

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Revisiting Bill Easterly’s critique of Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans


Back in Cambridge, I naturally had to read the works from my renown lecturer, Dr. Ha-Joon Chang. One of them was his book Bad Samaritans: The Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations & the threat to Global Prosperity (Random House Paperback version). … Continue reading

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Links for Thought 6


Finally, after a while, another set of links for thought. This time: 10 links. Continue reading

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The unknown helper in development: the case of Singapore


International donors especially the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development-Donor Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) have always made the news or even the front line news over their aid activities or their aid disbursements to International Organisations (IOs). Non OECD-DAC members like … Continue reading

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