31 October 2012

Blog/Opinion Round-Up

I collect the highlights of the most interesting blog posts and opinion pieces each day for the DAWNS Digest. Last night I was unable to pull together everything in time, so I am sharing what should have been in the GMT edition of DAWNS with the wider audience to make it up to those who missed out.

Here are the highlights from yesterday:

Neoliberalism's 'trade not aid' approach to development ignored past lessons (Guardian http://bit.ly/RmCFlp)

Despite gains, more is needed to eradicate Polio, says former Canadian PM Paul Martin. (GlobalPost http://bit.ly/Q65IhZ)

Malala and beyond. 5 incredibly brave youth activists you should know. (UN Dispatch http://ht.ly/eTasz)

In the Eye of the Storm: Developments in International Disaster Law - (Opinio Juris http://bit.ly/RnA0b8)

J. on the lessons from the Lance Armstrong scandal for aid. “There is no point in denying that there are competing narratives about what is “real” in the world of international relief and development and philanthropy. Without banging on about which parts of which narratives I personally think are really real, I’ll simply say that we will someday come to the point beyond which it will be no longer possible to separate those competing narratives. There will come a time when our constituents will collectively demand an explanation for why we said one thing and did something else.” (Aid Speak http://bit.ly/RqwwEB)

Lessons from Medicine for Poverty Alleviation (Alex Counts' Blog about Fonkoze and Microfinance in Haiti http://bit.ly/Q66Q5i)

Governance, outcomes, and attribution (Matt Andrews http://bit.ly/RqwRHq)

Debating Afrocolombianidad (Africa is a Country http://bit.ly/Q66Sdq)