DfID-FCO Merger in the UK-a curated collection

While highly unusual for the content you expect on Aidnography , this post features quite a few men, mostly British, who have been commenting on the announced merger of UK's Department for International Development (DfID) with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create a new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. We have seen mergers of development ministries before (e.g. in Canada, Australia & Norway ), but as one of the globally most esteemed ministries for #globaldev, this merger has sparked quite a backlash, mainly because it lacks the evidence that DfID has known to champion globally in her work. At this early stage the direction of most of the articles is clear: "Don't do it!". But so far, very few commentators from outside the Northern hemisphere have chimed in & not many forward-looking discussion have started about the ways we should fund, manage & "do" #globaldev in the 21st century and what roles traditional institut

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Happy Midsummer from Sweden! It has been an intense week, listening to two exceptional events on racism, #globaldev, becoming #AntiRacistinAid and compiling a new resource on that topic . This week's 'normal' review focuses on a variety of organizations that face different challenges to remain relevant, to adapt & to continue working under rapidly changing global frameworks-from DfID and Women Deliver to Voice of America, USAID, WHO, WFP & Oxfam. And before I'll log off for the weekend here's a young Max von Sydow , born just next to Malmö in Lund, teaching us how to drink Swedish Schnapps properly ;)! Enjoy! New from Aidnography Racism in the aid industry and international development-a curated collection In addition to my weekly curated #globaldev link collections, I set up special curated collections on Oxfam, Haiti & the aid industry's #MeToo moment and hurricanes Harvey and Maria before. The current debate about racism in the aid industry is