Fixing aid: we can’t turn off the tap at the first sign of corruption

Fixing aid: we can’t turn off the tap at the first sign of corruption

Originally posted on The Conversation blog Over the past 15 years, those working in aid have changed the way they talk about corruption. Detecting and measuring corruption when money is sent overseas has become a hot topic since the United Nations brought in rules on the issue in 2005. But for all the talk, less [...]

Bringing Political Economy Analysis in from the cold

Bringing Political Economy Analysis in from the cold

Originally posted on the DLP Opinions blog Written with Jonathan Fisher A recent report from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) criticised the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) for having a great deal of knowledge but being bad at using it. The report is very specific about what DFID doesn't do well. A [...]

What I got up to this weekend instead of blogging

What I got up to this weekend instead of blogging

My husband is an archaeologist, and so we immersed our kids in his world instead of mine (I've yet to discover a good anti-corruption museum but always up for suggestions...no bonus points for 'Westminster'). We spent a rainy afternoon at the wonderful Corinium Museum in Cirencester, followed by a walk/run in Cirencester Park. I managed [...]

Back to the blogging grindstone

There's been a big(ish) debate out there in the past week in response to Nicolas Kristof's article in the New York Times on 'Bridging the Moat Around Universities' (for some great follow ups see Ezra Klein over at Bloomberg or Rachel M Gisselquist at UNU-WIDER). Duncan Green over at FP2P followed it up with a post [...]

Call for proposals – ECPR, St Gallen 2011

The upcoming ECPR Joint Sessions will be held in St Gallen, Switzerland, from 13-17 April 2011. The Third World Politics Standing Group will sponsor a workshop at the Joint Sessions.  We welcome proposals for workshops from any Standing Group members (to become a member please go to http://www.ecpr-thirdworld.org/). Proposals should be 1 page long, identifying [...]