What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 24 April

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 24 April

We hope that you’re finding this list helpful in pulling together insightful analysis of the pandemic. Do let us know how you’re using this in the comments below, and if you’re on the hunt for any particular kinds of evidence. DFID Research & Evidence Division-funded research teams designated with a 🌟. Infographic of the week [...]

On Covid-19 Social Science can save lives: where do we start?

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 two of two, and the first part can be found here. In yesterday’s post, I looked at some of the social and [...]

Using graphics to cut through Covid’s complexity

Using graphics to cut through Covid’s complexity

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 [...]

What we’re reading on governance & conflict – Covid-19 edition, 17 April

What we’re reading on governance & conflict – Covid-19 edition, 17 April

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 [...]

TWP blast from the past: Birmingham, 2007

TWP blast from the past: Birmingham, 2007

Lockdown 'holiday' activity includes all sorts of fun activities - baking banana-chocolate chip muffins, taking our usual family walk and cleaning out my computer folders. The latter can be a bit like career archaeology, and I found this beauty buried deep in a folder. In January 2007, I organised a conference called 'Making Politics Practical: [...]

Wavering between optimism and pessimism: Covid–19, corruption and organised crime

Wavering between optimism and pessimism: Covid–19, corruption and organised crime

This was first published by the European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Organised Crime's special Covid-19 blog - Controcorrente. The series has an excellent range of authors and perspectives and is certainly well worth a follow. The original post can be found here. Friends and colleagues have heard me banging on about the [...]

Tackling corruption in environmental crime and natural resource governance: can Thinking & Working Politically help unlock the political will needed?

Tackling corruption in environmental crime and natural resource governance: can Thinking & Working Politically help unlock the political will needed?

Featured image courtesy of TNRC.  Webinar plus two-part blog series for the Tackling Natural Resource Corruption project. https://vimeo.com/404692928 Blog 1: Targeting corruption in environmental crime and natural resource governance: How can Thinking & Working Politically help to unlock political will? Blog 2: How can I integrate Thinking & Working Politically  into my day-to-day programming on natural resource [...]

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 9 April

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 9 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) [...]

Political will: What it is, why it matters for Extractives and how on earth do you find it?

Political will: What it is, why it matters for Extractives and how on earth do you find it?

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 [...]

What we’re reading on governance & conflict – COVID-19 edition, 3 April

What we’re reading on governance & conflict – COVID-19 edition, 3 April

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 [...]