Development’s 2 tribes; post-2015; the Big Dope Hunt; Save the Kids v The Economist; the next frontier; Millennium Villages under fire; African take-off: great advocacy videos: links I liked
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‘Both camps should show greater humility: macro-development practitioners about what they already know, and micro-development practitioners about what they can learn.’ Magisterial overview from Dani Rodrik of progress in the two great development wonk tribes – the macros and the micros (who just won the World Bank presidency, in the shape of Jim Kim)
New website on all things post-2015 (you know, what comes after the Millennium Development Goals etc)
Save the Children’s annual ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report names Niger as the worst country in which to have kids and promptly gets attacked by the Economist, which makes itself look very silly indeed (read the comments) [h/t Alex Cobham]
‘What is the next frontier? I would put money on industrial development and, with it, a new breed of industrial policy.’ Chris Blattman says forget RCTs, industrial policy is the next big thing (wait, wasn’t it the last big thing too?)
The blogosphere has been abuzz with critiques of the latest bit of self-serving hype, evaluation from the Millennium Villages Project – here’s a nice example from Aid Thoughts.
Five (interesting) reasons to expect developmental take-off in Africa, from the World Bank’s Africa Can blog.
What makes a top advocacy video (and here’s an example, on rape in the US military) [h/t Global Voices]