What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 15 May (and the final one from us!)

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 15 May (and the final one from us!)

🚨 Big announcement! 🚨 This week is the 8th of our weekly ‘What we’re reading’ Covid-19 edition, going back to 27 March, and it is our last. After today, Alisha Patel and I are handing over the reins to K4D who will be producing a weekly Covid-19 Governance & Conflict Evidence Summary like the one that [...]

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 7 May

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 7 May

Hot off the presses, this week's edition features content curated by Alisha Patel and me, as usual, and DFID colleagues Chris Underwood, Dennis Curry, Juliet Walton, Sana Zia, Thomas Wheeler and from the Covid-19 Conflict, Stability & Governance Hub. We hope that you’re finding these lists helpful in framing your responses to the pandemic and [...]

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 1 May.

What we’re reading on conflict & governance – Covid-19 edition, 1 May.

The beginning of our third month doing this weekly Covid-19 edition of 'What we're reading'. I turned the page on our family calendar on Friday, with yet another blank month looming ahead, and it really hit me how long this has been going on so far and the challenge of not knowing how many blank [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

What we’re reading on governance & conflict – COVID-19 edition, 27th March

What we’re reading on governance & conflict – COVID-19 edition, 27th March

(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 [...]

What I’m reading this month: September 2019 edition

What I’m reading this month: September 2019 edition

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 [...]

What I’m reading this month: July 2019 edition

What I’m reading this month: July 2019 edition

Quick reads for short journeys (blogs/policy briefs/podcasts) Ali Breland, The bizarre and terrifying ‘deepfake’ video that helped bring an African nation to the brink I read a lot of stuff about corruption, crime and conflict (the 3Cs troika), but I have to admit that little I’ve read recently has freaked me out as much as [...]