Publication: From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green

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Can alternative economic indicators ever be any good if they are devised solely by experts?

This guest post comes from Oxfam well-being guru Katherine Trebeck Over the last few years there has been a spate of measurement initiatives – way too many to list here. Together they represent a positive, if disparate, effort to improve the ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - 25 mins ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

How change happens: What can we learn from the same-sex marriage movement in the US?

As I begin work on the book on How Change Happens (no I haven’t written it yet, please stop asking), I’m collecting good analyses of social/political change processes. So thanks Bert Maerten for sending a fascinating account of the same-sex marriage ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

On World Humanitarian Day, where are the examples of ‘good donorship’ in conflict, disasters etc?

It’s World Humanitarian Day today, and I want to talk about money, but not the perennial topic of quantity of aid for emergency relief.  Let’s talk about quality. On my visit to the DRC in May, I was pretty shocked by the conversations I had ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Links I liked

This week’s top tweets, with a big hat tip to the indefatigable Conrad Hackett  I suspect everyone has already seen this except me, but I thought it was cool. This will change how you see Australia [h/t Conrad Hackett] Fascinating: Tim Berners-Lee’s ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

At last, some evidence on the national impact of the MDGs. In Zambia, rivalry with other governments and measurable indicators have made a difference.

Yesterday’s post covered some new work on the MDGs’ limitations , so in the interests of balance (ahem) today Alice Evans from the LSE discusses her slightly more positive findings from Zambia. I would love to hear about other comparable research ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Power of Numbers: Why the MDGs were flawed (and post2015 goals look set to go the same way)

I’ve just been reading the findings of a research programme that concludes that the whole MDGs exercise has been plagued by negative (if unintended) We owe it all to the MDGs….. consequences, and that these are a result of the whole process of setting ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Why is it so much harder to talk about politics than about policies?

I’ve been running into some resistance recently in writing about politics, and some interesting patterns are starting to emerge. Firstly, when I sent round a draft piece on the politics and policies of national redistribution (i.e. when you look ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

How can we get better at promoting active citizenship? Lessons from ten case studies

Over the last few months I’ve been writing a series of ten case studies on Oxfam’s work in promoting active citizenship, and blogging the drafts for comments (thanks for those – really helpful). These will be published shortly, along with an overview ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Will these Sustainable Development Goals get us into the doughnut (aka a safe and just space for humanity)? Guest post from Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth left Oxfam’s research team last year to devote herself to some really pioneering thinking on how to combine environmental and social concerns in a new approach she calls ‘ doughnut economics ‘ (book due in 2016 – it could be a biggie). ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Risk = ‘to dare’. Why funders need to rethink their attitude to risk if they really want to support innovation

Following on from last week’s piece on the role of Foundations , here’s an excerpt from an excellent piece in the Stanford Social Innovation Review . Although it is aimed at Wanted: heroic funder (white horse optional) Foundations, spending the ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

The Pocket Piketty: a two page intro for non-bookworms

One of my main functions within Oxfam seems to be to review books to spare everyone else the effort. Last week, I was on Piketty duty. Batches of campaigns and policy types sat in suitable veneration around a copy of the giant tome, and I talked them ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

How did a global campaign bring about a UN Arms Trade Treaty?

The last (but most definitely not least) of the case studies in active citizenship that I have been blogging about over the last couple of months is the inspiring global campaign that led to the agreement (and impending ratification) of a UN Arms ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 06 2014]

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Can alternative economic indicators ever be any... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - 25 mins ago]
How change happens: What can we learn from the ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 20 2014]
On World Humanitarian Day, where are the exampl... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 19 2014]
Links I liked [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 18 2014]
At last, some evidence on the national impact o... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 15 2014]
The Power of Numbers: Why the MDGs were flawed ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 14 2014]
Why is it so much harder to talk about politics... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 12 2014]
How can we get better at promoting active citiz... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 12 2014]
Will these Sustainable Development Goals get us... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 11 2014]
Risk = ‘to dare’. Why funders need to rethink t... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 08 2014]
The Pocket Piketty: a two page intro for non-bo... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 07 2014]
How did a global campaign bring about a UN Arms... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 06 2014]
Why social entrepreneurship has become a distra... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 05 2014]
Links I liked [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 04 2014]
A week in the life of a humanitarian agency (it... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 01 2014]
What could Foundations add to the aid mix? A co... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 31 2014]
International Aid and the Making of a Better Wo... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 30 2014]
Four ways in which a good theory of change can ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 29 2014]
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The new UN Human Development Report on vulnerab... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 25 2014]
How can politics change to serve future generat... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 24 2014]
Big Data and development: Upsides, downsides an... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 23 2014]
What can Islam teach secular NGOs about conflic... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 22 2014]
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What’s the best way to measure empowerment? [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 18 2014]
A seismic shift in improving the behaviour of l... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 17 2014]
How Change Happens: Supporting tribal people to... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 16 2014]
Good? Bad? Ugly? Two years in, how’s Jim Kim do... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jul 15 2014]
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Can alternative economic indicators ever be any... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - 25 mins ago]
This guest post comes from Oxfam well-being guru Katherine Trebeck Over the last few years there has been a spate of measurement initiatives – way too many to list here. Together they represent a positive, if disparate, effort to improve the ...
How change happens: What can we learn from the ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 20 2014]
As I begin work on the book on How Change Happens (no I haven’t written it yet, please stop asking), I’m collecting good analyses of social/political change processes. So thanks Bert Maerten for sending a fascinating account of the same-sex marriage ...
On World Humanitarian Day, where are the exampl... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 19 2014]
It’s World Humanitarian Day today, and I want to talk about money, but not the perennial topic of quantity of aid for emergency relief.  Let’s talk about quality. On my visit to the DRC in May, I was pretty shocked by the conversations I had ...
Links I liked [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 18 2014]
This week’s top tweets, with a big hat tip to the indefatigable Conrad Hackett  I suspect everyone has already seen this except me, but I thought it was cool. This will change how you see Australia [h/t Conrad Hackett] Fascinating: Tim Berners-Lee’s ...
At last, some evidence on the national impact o... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Aug 15 2014]
Yesterday’s post covered some new work on the MDGs’ limitations , so in the interests of balance (ahem) today Alice Evans from the LSE discusses her slightly more positive findings from Zambia. I would love to hear about other comparable research ...
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