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Hi all, If you happen to be in Tallinn, Estonia early next week, I'd love to catch up at and around the DigitalisingDevelopment event which I will be attending! In other news: Development news: Can robots take over garment-making? South Africa's development vision beyond growth; Kenya's election observer industry; the fake Brazilian surfing war photographer; India's Aadhaar biometric program; how to change the hierarchy of suffering? Fashion from Ghana; a level playing field for African tech innovation; geeze Louise (Linton)! ODA modernization. Our digital lives: Are nonprofit news sites preaching to the choir? Platform capitalism & the young; panel anxiety & diversity. Publications: Social media & violence reporting; cash transfers plus. Academia: IRB nightmares; de-/re-valuing work in China. Enjoy! New from aidnography Reading #Harvey through a #globaldev lens This post now features some interesting updates! Oh dear me! 'Travelers fighting

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Hi all, We welcomed close to 200 new students this week in our ComDev program and both the US and large parts of South Asia experience disastrous flooding situations. I started a special link review that links Harvey to broader development issues. But there is so much more going on this week & lots of food for thought: Development news: USAID’s largest health project is in trouble; elections in Angola; how to tackle sexual violence in emergencies; more UN(DP) reforms; digital change in rural India; NYT’s West Africa Bureau Chief uses a mobile phone; another Gettleman review; missing female leaders in the UN system; the fallen idol of Myanmar; how to overcome inequality with foreign aid; don’t tell poor people to work harder and live smarter; Harvey & corporate hubris. Our digital lives: The neoliberal panopticon of a Romanian call center; humitas; Google suppresses critical think tank voices; the whiteness and privilege of startup media; a book bought its way in the bestsell

Reading #Harvey through a #globaldev lens

In 2013 I posted some readings that I found particularly helpful in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines. Many articles are still relevant in the current situation with Harvey and the flooding in the South of the United States. But there are also new, relevant articles that have started to link Harvey to broader questions of international development and humanitarian aid and that are interesting food for thought in 'our' industry. So I just start an annotated special link review and will add readings as I come across them-and please feel free to highlight interesting readings in the comments or on Twitter! Epic Floods — Not Just In Texas — Are A Challenge For Aid Groups Anzalone: For better or for worse, when people look at the U.S. response system, we have a very mature federal disaster response system, starting with FEMA [the Federal Emergency Management Agency]. It's a machine. Immediately before landfall of Hurricane Harvey, the governor of T

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Hi all, Development news: Louise ' In Congo's Shadow ' Linton is back! Bill Easterly admits that he was wrong! A special section on a ' Reading The Congo '; quitting Peace Corps ; how to get into the conservation industry? Reality TV & humanitarians; global health & men - and so much more! Our digital lives : Uruguayan Barbie; do advocacy documentaries work? The UK Home Office 'disrupted' NGO data; how men are shaping our contemporary cities. Publications: Agribusiness in Latin America. Enjoy! Development news In the line of fire Finally, we must provide better duty-of-care to all staff on the frontlines, particularly national staff. International aid agencies are increasingly providing aid remotely in highly insecure environments. This means they are delivering relief through local partners and transferring the risk to them. Local and national partner organizations face an inadequate level of security and support from their international partner