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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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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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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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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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New Political Economy Special Issue: Seeing like an IO


In the early days of my PhD, I was blessed to be able to conduct some research work for my supervisor. The end result is this special issue in the International Political Economy (IPE) journal, New Political Economy Seeing like an IO. Continue reading

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Links for thought 10


After a long long while, here are a list of links for thought: Continue reading

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Links for Thought 8


Of Currency Wars and Capital Controls Emmanuel Yujuico, the author of IPE Zone , states an article by Yilmaz Akyuz on the pit falls of international capital flows for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). You can read the full paper here … Continue reading

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