My DFID colleague Emma Wind and her friend Bayan Dahdah have very helpfully translated the Covid-19 diagrams by Peter Evans, Hamsi Evans and me into Arabic. The original English-language versions featured in these two Oxfam blogs (blog 1 and blog 2), and these have been also been translated into Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. The aim is to … Continue reading Covid-19 diagrams translated into Arabic
With thanks to Dr Raquel Guimaraes and Hamsi Evans, the Covid-19 diagrams from Peter Evans and me featured in these two Oxfam blogs (blog 1 and blog 2) have been translated into Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese to make them as accessible as possible to Latin American audiences - governments, civil society, academics, the media and … Continue reading Covid-19 diagrams translated into Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
This blog is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The original was published on Oxfam's From Poverty to Power blog, and the original post can be found here. It is part two of two, and the first part can be found here. In yesterday’s post, I looked at some of the social and … Continue reading On Covid-19 Social Science can save lives: where do we start?
This blog is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The original was published on Oxfam's From Poverty to Power blog, and the original post can be found here. It is part one of two, and the second part can be found here. The international Covid-19 response so far makes clear that ‘one … Continue reading Using graphics to cut through Covid’s complexity
This week's edition is entirely down to my colleague, Alisha Patel, along with other DFID colleagues, as I've been trying to be 'on holiday' this week with my family. As always, DFID Research & Evidence Divison-funded research teams designated with a 🌟, and a running list of useful sites to bookmark at the bottom. Threads/News/Blogs/Thought … Continue reading What we’re reading on governance & conflict – Covid-19 edition, 17 April
Threads/News/Blogs/Thought pieces/Research Aimee-Noel Mbiyozo, Covid-19 responses in Africa must include migrants and refugees Call for considering the unique needs of migrants and refugees in Covid-19 interventions in order to avoid unnecessary negative consequences Alex Broadbent & Benjamin T H Smart, Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences The World Health Organisation (WHO) … Continue reading What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 9 April
This was first published by the Colombia Center on Sustainable Investment as part of a series coming out of work with the Executive Session on the Politics of the Extractives Sector. The original post can be found here. Featured image taken by the author at a CSSI workshop. An experienced development policymaker once said … Continue reading Political will: What it is, why it matters for Extractives and how on earth do you find it?
Week 2 of our special ‘What we’re reading’ email focused on emerging thinking on Covid-19 and the potential implications and insights from a governance and conflict perspective. DFID Research & Evidence Division -funded research teams designated with a 🌟. The list is compiled with my DFID colleague Alisha Patel and includes contributions sent in by … Continue reading What we’re reading on governance & conflict – COVID-19 edition, 3 April
(Image courtesy of Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash) My colleague Alisha and I are pausing the normal ‘What we’re reading’ email in order to focus on emerging thinking on Covid-19 and the potential implications for governance and conflict. The structure for this is slightly different to reflect the pace we’re working at – just a link … Continue reading What we’re reading on governance & conflict – COVID-19 edition, 27th March
Delayed trains or heavy traffic (papers/journal articles/longer thought pieces) Patrick Porter, Why Britain doesn’t do grand strategy This paper from 2010 came up in my Twitter feed recently, and it’s well worth a (re)read. Porter argues that Britain’s lack of ‘grand strategy’ is due in part to not having clear enemies, to ‘delegating’ strategy to … Continue reading What I’m reading this month: September 2019 edition