The REDI3x3 and National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) provide not just a snapshot but a moving picture (in both senses of moving) of youth unemployment and poverty… Read more “Another ‘lost generation’ in SA?”
…the aid industry turns fundamentally political processes of social and institutional change into projects – which are in turn cloaked in value-neutral technocracy. The problems become ones of limited equipment or resources, insufficient knowledge, weak coordination, poor monitoring, and so on, rather than about power, incentives and interests.
‘The budget is the skeleton of the state stripped of all misleading ideologies’ – great quote, from the International Budget Partnership, via Oxfam’s Duncan Green. Or,… Read more “The budget is the skeleton of the state”
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Seriously good read on the limits of pragmatism in development discourse: how Trump, Brexit et al remind us of the need for that ‘vision thing’ we panned… Read more “Vision and pragmatism in development theory – and development practics”