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AdaptDev & OpenGov (July-Aug 2020)

Africa CDC, ARC launch COVID-19 modelling tool for Africa – Africa CDC Democratizing Innovation by Dani Rodrik – Project Syndicate Scream If You Want to Go Faster! Why Government Technology Needs (Much) Better Governance | by Rachel Coldicutt | The … Continue reading

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Back to Brighton and farewell to friends from DC and beyond

After six years living in Washington DC, I am moving back to Brighton, England, in a couple of weeks’ time and wanted to share the news, particularly in a context where saying farewell to friends in person is somewhat problematic. … Continue reading

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Cash on Delivery in Context

Making aid payments conditional on results has intuitive appeal and is an idea that has been given a lot of attention in aid-world in recent years, with the Center for Global Development leading the charge. The tide now seems to … Continue reading

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Follow the Money – IFAI slides (to download)

FtM Mapping – IFAI – 9 March 2015

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A Marginal Revolution? Revitalizing the fight against global poverty

A shorter version of this appeared on the ONE Campaign blog in May 2011 with the title “Bucks, bangs and governance”, but has been lost to the internet gremlins. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel’s “More than good intentions: How a … Continue reading

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Promoting Democracy?

Comments provided to the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group, 10th July 2013 as part of their inquiry into Democracy and Development 1. Democracy matters for development. Democracy may not be necessary for economic growth – Rwanda and Ethiopia are perhaps the … Continue reading

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Opening Governance to Accelerate Poverty Reduction (What I’m doing at ONE)

ONE’s new Transparency and Accountability Policy Team has a full agenda, spearheading the organisation’s efforts to push for more open, transparent and accountable governance in order to accelerate progress on poverty reduction. Ultimately, our aim is to drive progress towards … Continue reading

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Aid Effectiveness – Key pre-Busan readings

Essential reading 1)      ONE’s Policy Pitch (contact me)   2)      UK Aid Network HLF-IV update (October) available here   3)      3rd Draft of the Busan Outcome Document available here   4)      ONE’s comments on the 3rd draft of the Busan … Continue reading

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My Ph.D. – Globalization, regulation and geography

Due to popular demand, I’m putting my Ph.D. on-line. It was about the relationship between globalization and sovereignty, using tax havens/offshore – a pivotal space in the process of globalization – as the lens to understand that relationship. I completed … Continue reading

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Tax havens, globalisation and sovereignty

Given the increased interested in tax havens and tax justice, I’ve decided to put the publications that came out of my Ph.D. on tax havens on-line. I wish now, as I wished then, that I’d taken more of a “what … Continue reading

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