Links & Contents I Liked 301

Hi all,

I just returned from 2 great days at AidEx in Brussels-probably one of the best non-conference meeting experiences I had in a long time!
While I'm still digesting my insights I also compiled link review no.301 after last week's anniversary celebrations :) !

Development news: Race & #globaldev; how (lack of) data kills in Yemen; orphanage tourism again; privatizing wars prolongs them; the price of superficial stability in Mali; Ebola clinical trial; how World Vision engages with media; uplifting, beautiful stories from Trinidad & Tobago, India & dementia care.

Our digital lives: The (male) capitalism behind period tracking apps; the digital celebrity apolitical industrial complex behind "Girl, wash your face"; an anthropologist in Silicon Valley.

Publications: An annual report you actually want to read; how a women's movement succeeds in Indonesia since 2001.

Academia: Kenya's neoliberal academy; reflections on an anthropology virtual conferen…

My key learnings about #globaldev 20 years after I took my first undergrad course (Links & Contents I Liked 300)

The anniversary of my 300th link review coincides with another one: Pretty much exactly 20 years ago I took my first undergrad class in international development during my first semester at the University of Potsdam.
Technically speaking, I never finished my BA in Political Science there, but my interest in development and global politics remains until today…

Since I already shared reflections on curating #globaldev content on the occasion of previous anniversary postings, I thought I try out something else today and span a broader arch to some of my key learnings from following research and public debates in development for two decades now.

Each of the points below probably deserves a post of its own, but in the meantime, let’s get the debate started!

By the way: I sent out a ‘proper’ link review in my very first newsletter as a special treat to subscribers-so if you are not on the list, you know what you need to do now…

I will be at the AidEx Expo in Brussels next week and hopefully …

Links & Contents I Liked 299

Hi all,

We had two long, but great days discussing blog project assignments with our Communication for Development students. I am also preparing for post link review #300 next week, but in the meantime...

Development news: The problem with microcredit; Saudi's UN PR efforts; China's appetite for fishmeal is felt across Africa; Canada's expensive zombie mines; informality & gig economy in Africa; that blasted white savior complex; the enablers of 'More Than Me'; ICRC goes crowd-funding; toys-in-soap are great! Humanitarian ethics; Bengal famine; Poland in 1987; not burning out after 25 years of medical aid in Uganda.

Our digital lives: Visa regimes & journalism; work is the problem of sex work; journalism while brown.

Publications: Questions about nudge theory; what's the impact of DfID's maternal health projects? ILO on air pollution & gender inequalities; World Bank's ComDev report; Fairtrade & the politics of metrics.

Academia: Rewiring…

Links & Contents I Liked 298

Hi all,

This week I needed to take a little break from blogging-but there's always time for a great weekly link review!

Development news: You saw the Congo wedding pics, right, and thought 'WTF, white people...'; the political science of 'going local'; political economy reports nobody read; will Swedish mining executives go to jail for crimes in Sudan? The UN's failed 'war on drugs'; migrating from Nigeria; more on the World Development Report; UN wants to ban virginity tests; Optimism at the UNGA; What next for #AidToo? How to become a great #globaldev blogger?

Our digital lives: Traveling on a 'weak' passport; the botification of Gmail communication.

Publications: Technology for feminist creativity; security mapping Haiti.

Academia: International criminal courts as sights of spectatorship; why we recycle. 


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