The Department is delighted to announce that it will host three public lectures by African nationals as part of its autumn events programme. More details are available below. Is Africa Rising? On October 12, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, will reflect on her own life and experiences growing up in Uganda. She will discuss the true nature of […]
There are an extraordinary number of ‘without borders’ organizations (see here, or an even longer list here) – every possible activity is catered for, from chemists to clowns (and that’s just the c’s). But one seems to be missing, and it may well be the most useful – why is there no ‘fundraisers without borders’? (Originally posted by Duncan Green […]
Have technology and globalization kicked away the ladder of ‘easy’ development? Dani Rodrik thinks so
The visit of Dani Rodrik to present at the Arthur Lewis memorial event at LSE (with Professor Sir Paul Collier), and again at ODI, has been warmly received. Duncan Green shares a few reflections on one of his heroes, and suggests why there is merit in Rodrik’s bleaker outlook for the future. (Originally posted on From Poverty to Power.) Dani […]
18 months ago, Robert Wade found trade economists at UNCTAD to be wilfully sidestepping any mention of sustainability in discussions about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now, Duncan Green attempts to shake off his own scepticism about the post-2015 SDG process, finding some light (if little sun) at the end of the tunnel. (Originally posted on From Poverty to Power.) […]
Duncan Green, Professor in Practice and senior strategic adviser for Oxfam, gets critical of international NGOs, prompting Oxfam’s Deputy CEO Penny Lawrence to issue a response. [Originally posted on ‘From Poverty to Power’] My navel-gazing paper on the future of INGOs and other big aid beasts came out last week. Here’s a summary I wrote for the Guardian. Thanks to […]
Last week’s event for the Programme for African Leadership raised all sorts of questions and debates about ethics and guiding principles. But a separate issue of contention, which slipped out almost erroneously on the night (to the amusement of most), proves just as important. One of the speakers, Duncan Green, Professor in Practice at LSE and well known to our […]
Duncan Green / Owen Barder – Can aid agencies help systems fix themselves? The implications of complexity for development cooperation
LSE Professor in Practice Duncan Green asks Owen Barder, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and Visiting Professor in Practice, to expand on a lecture delivered to our Masters students in February about complexity and development. [Originally posted on fp2p.] Owen Barder gave a brilliant lecture on complexity and development to my LSE students earlier this year. (View […]
Dr Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’, will be joining the Department of International Development in January 2015 as a ‘Professor in Practice’.
Read his thoughts on his new role, (and his first impressions of the department) on his Oxfam blog: ‘Measuring academic impact: discussion with my new colleagues at the LSE’.