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Hi all, Happy Friday-the holidays are almost here :)! Development news: #AidToo; Ed Sheeran, War Child & well-deserved radiator awards; against charity; visualizing life in the camps in Bangladesh; humanitarian data breaches as policy challenges; Women Peacemaker Program closes; the political economy of crisis responses then & now; decolonizing development studies; how can film support development work? Twiplomacy 2017; Balkans & transitional justice beyond The Hague; relationships matter for charities; warm & cuddly SDGs; wrapping up a micro-finance project. Our digital lives: Did 'atmosphere models' show up at your tech Christmas party? Publications: Looking at the visual stories of 'buy one, get one for free' campaigns. Academia: How twitter & podcasts can put you on a 'pathway to impact'; 5 ways to fix statistics. Enjoy! New from aidnography Third World Quarterly & the colonialism debate The debate that keeps on giving-my updates

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Hi all,  Your fresh Friday food for thought! Development news: Humanitarian crises in 2018; an excellent long-read about the protracted crisis in and around Chad; NGOs blocked from WTO summit; humanitarian data breach; WFP & the blockchain hype; the use of untested 'innovation' vs. humanitarian law & principles; Uganda's lucrative orphanage complex; visualizing #globaldev from Barbie Savior to female war photographer; from banker to peacekeeper; the language of sexual exploitation; fiction from Nigeria; transformational change leadership; journalism from Sri Lanka & 30 things to think about. Our digital lives: China's bike graveyard; facebook enters mentoring, learning & education; the image(s) of Mark Zuckerberg. Academia: Banning laptops & other things from the classroom; don't fall for fake conferences! Enjoy! New from aidnography Achieved my popular media engagement quota for this week thanks to @schmarsten 's inclusion of my #al

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Hi all, After a lot of food for the body for most who celebrate Thanksgiving, here's your weekly food for mind & soul ;)! Development news: Protracted conflict & lives in South Sudan; Radi-Aid award finalists; reparations as radical philanthropy in Africa; governance (un)reform in Nepal; innovations in bureaucracy; communicating a project evaluation from Uganda; successful community-driven activism in Malawi; pity, politeness & charity communications. Our digital lives: Better (humanitarian) news consumption; self-care beyond bath salts & chocolate; the sound & power of algorhythmic governance. Publications: An ethnography of social media in Trinidad; fixing the journalist-fixer relationship; gender equality in higher education. Academia: De-colonising education in South Africa; the utility of blogging & blogs in #highered. Enjoy! New from aidnography The complexities of the ‘lifting people out of poverty’ narrative It was probably Dina Pomeranz’ lon

The complexities of the ‘lifting people out of poverty’ narrative

If you do Twitter right (full disclosure: I also follow Only in Russia and The Dodo ) it can be an awesome space for global development debates. There are a lot of smart people in my regular feed that share interesting, important empirical insights into development research e.g. Dina Pomeranz, Alice Evans, Maya Forstater, David Evans, or Justin Sandefur. Hey, I'm doing a podcast, discussing fascinating research from 2017 on global development, inequality, & social change Suggestions welcome! — Alice Evans (@_alice_evans) November 18, 2017 Making sense of the #Paradisepapers : are we drawing the right conclusions from this 'scandal'? — Maya Forstater (@MForstater) November 17, 2017 7 new papers on governance, bureaucracy, social capital, and economic development — David Evans (@tukopamoja) November 22, 2017 1/ I've been avoiding Liberia education drama for a bit, bu