All posts tagged “management

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A reminder: the original Manifesto for Agile Software Development

Available at: agilemanifesto.org/ ‘We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following… Read More

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What does data innovation mean for traditional social science research?

Pulse Lab Jakarta posted today on Medium a blog I have written with Andrew Thornley about the implication for social science research of data innovation. Hope you enjoy reading it. Data innovation and data analytics offer an unprecedented opportunity for expanding the sources of evidence… Read More

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Just published – Political economy in practice: thoughts on managing and conducting a political economy study on disaster-risk management in Indonesia

In this opinion piece published by Research to Action I describe the process of conducting a political economy study commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) and conducted in October – November 2012. My aim is to describe how the research process unfolded and why. The audience… Read More

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Monitoring policy influence like measuring smoke?

In this blog published by Better Evaluation I write about my experience in a project supporting research centres in Australia to monitor their impact on health policy in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. I reflect on the main challenges and make some suggestions for others… Read More

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More is emerging about the role of the scientists in the event of the earthquake at L’Aquila

The newspaper La Repubblica is conducting a investigation about the responsibilities within the Department of Civil Protection in the event of the earthquake at l’ Aquila. Here is what is emerging from the  investigation and analysis of the documentation (now public) collected by the judges: ‘It ‘s the end of March 2009, the city of Abruzzo hostage for four months… Read More

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Development entrepreneurship and policy entrepreneurship: a discussion with the Asia Foundation in Manila about similarities and differences between the two approaches

I have had a very interesting meeting and discussion this week with about 20 staff of the Asia Foundation in Manila. We talked about policy entrepreneurship and development entrepreneurship and discussed the differences and similarities between the two concepts. Development entrepreneurship has been introduced and… Read More

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Just published with the World Bank – Assessment of the delivery of the Vietnam development report 2010 : modern institutions and its impact on policy debates around institutional reforms in Vietnam – final report

Download the report at the World Bank website: http://bit.ly/LNOJZ1 The Vietnam Development Reports (VDR) is a series of reports, which have been published by the World Bank resident mission since 2002, and focus on key development issues for Vietnam. The VDRs aim at tapping into existing… Read More