All posts tagged “doing development differently

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Education in a pandemic: five messages that Australia’s aid program could consider now – Governance and Development Soapbox

After much debate in the media about whether it is safe for the community, teachers and children themselves to continue going to school,[1] the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria in Australia are going ahead with student-free schooling. Whilst the symptoms and deaths of children from… Read More

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Sensemaking and portfolios – two important concepts when facing wicked and complex problems

In 2013, Richard Hummelbrunner and Harry Jones asked: “How can policy makers, managers and practitioners best plan in the face of complexity?” Seven years later the search for answers to that question continues through different initiatives and programmes. For example, the Doing Development Differently Manifesto… Read More

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Podcast – Bridging education research with policy and practice. In conversation with Prof. Elina Lehtomäki of the University of Oulu

Every year I travel a couple of times north to the city of Oulu to give a class on development theories to the master students at the Faculty of Education at the University. The master course is part of the work of the interdisciplinary research… Read More

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A question about policy experiments and adaptive development

I have a question about policy experiments and adaptive development that came to me after reading this article by George Monbiot in the Guardian: We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup. He writes about Starbucks and Costa and that they… Read More

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MLE or MEL in adaptive programming?

I was in Manila last week to attend the practitioners’ forum organised by the Asia Foundation on Adaptive Programming and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. A really good workshop where to share of experiences about tailoring MEL systems to fit the accountability demands from funders and… Read More