The Words I Don’t Use

International development is infamous for its constant, jargony, changes in vocabulary. It’s not the third world, it’s the developing world. It’s not the bottom billion, it’s an ascending market. They’re … more Blood & Milk…


International development on Twitter, Part 1

Ten people to follow on Twitter if you’re interested in international development. Not the top ten, necessarily – there are too many great people on Twitter for me to make … more Blood & Milk…


Heading Offline

I am heading North this morning for a week of vacation and my baby brother’s wedding. Wish me luck! Internet access is slow and hard to get at my destination, … more Blood & Milk…


Well played, International Water and Sanitation Centre

I was recently led to the WASH news Africa site via a Google Alert. It turns out to be an aggregator of news articles on water and sanitation in Africa … more Blood & Milk…


Link I like

I wanted to point out this great blog – Mostly Maurice. It’s a caustic and realistic perspective on development in Africa. One of my favorite posts is this one on … more Blood & Milk…


“For God’s sake, please stop the aid!”

A Kenyan economist opposes foreign aid in Spiegel. James Shikwati is interviewed in Spiegel, and is firmly opposed to aid for Africa. He argues that it causes corruption, creates huge … more Blood & Milk…


Chinese Aid in Africa

According to Newsweek, Chinese projects in Africa are not as successful as one might think. The winning quote for me is this: “They’re gone,” says a scrawny guard at the … more Blood & Milk…