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The Emerging Middle Class in Africa  Posted on 03/17/2015
Apparently I missed this, but a book I contributed to back in 2012 along with colleagues at OPM was published by Routledge in October last year, edited by Mthuli Ncube and Charles Leyeka Lufumpa at the African Development Bank. It's a...
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Never Mind Development, here's Nirvana  Posted on 03/13/2015
The biggest cash transfer programme in the world continues apace, as subsidies for fuel in India which used to be paid to fuel companies are being redirected into consumer's bank accounts.Continuing the push to extending coverage...
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What I've Been Reading  Posted on 02/26/2015
Giles Wilkes (whose FT leaders really are good) nails something profound;"I’ve been trying to work out what has been stressing me these last, ooh, 25 years and how to adjust my life accordingly. I don’t want stress, if...
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"That UN -- I will shut it down"  Posted on 02/17/2015
A gloriously unhinged rant from South Sudan's information Minister. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad (via: Dustin Johnson). In remarks yesterday, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Michael Makuei slammed not only the...
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Lampedusa Update  Posted on 02/16/2015
In 2013 the deaths of 366 migrants at sea off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa caught the headlines. Last week another 300 died. Last year, it was an estimated total of 3,500. European governments, including the British one, are...
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Zoe Williams shows numeracy is not her strong point  Posted on 01/28/2015
Stuart Broad, the England cricketer, tweeted:I've heard if you earn minimum wage in England you're in the top 10% earners in the World. #stay #humble — Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) January 27, 2015which apparently provoked...
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The Future of the UN Development System  Posted on 01/09/2015
A new book from the co-Director of the Future of the UN Development System (FUNDS) project (can't believe they didn't call it the "FUN" project). Mark Malloch-Brown (former UN deputy-secretary-general and UNDP...
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The IMF and Ebola  Posted on 01/07/2015
The debate rumbles on at the Monkey Cage, as Blattman responds to the response by the authors of the Lancet article to his response to their article. I find the debate mostly quite infuriating. To massively oversimplify, what tends to...
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Standing desks  Posted on 01/07/2015
Because all the other cool development bloggers are blogging about standing desks and back-pain, I thought I would share mine here. This was a present from Abhijeet and I use it a lot - it's lightweight aluminium, just about fits in a...
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  • am4a 29 January 2011 17:27:51

    just cannot wait to see the outcome of the referendum.

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