Weekly Review

Of all the ways I've found to manage a busy full-time academic career, as well as two young children, David Allen's 'Getting Things Done' (or GTD to devotees) is by far the best. I've come a bit off the GTD rails as of late, and I need a couple of days of not working on … Continue reading Weekly Review

Presentation on state-building and aid policy

I will be presenting a paper on 'Marrying state-building, governance and aid policy: Civil partnership or irreconcilable differences', with Zoe Scott of Oxford Policy Management, at the forthcoming workshop on 'Protecting Aid Funds in Unstable Governance Environments'. This is being held at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, on 18 & 19 May2010, … Continue reading Presentation on state-building and aid policy

1 billion hungry

My friend, David Hudson, has written recently about his anger at the fact that 1 in 6 of the world's population suffer from chronic hunger - http://davidhudson.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/1-in-6/#comment-83. Please join him, and me, in signing the petition at http://www.1billionhungry.org/heathermarquette/. Every parent in every country in the world should be able to put their children to bed at … Continue reading 1 billion hungry