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Brexit, aid and the value of money: is ‘aid’ what is given, or what is received?

Let me start of by admitting that thinking about the impact of a Trump president is a bit more interesting (and frightening) than the issue of foreign exchange and aid disbursements. But as so often, those seemingly boring things can … Continue reading

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Oxfam and Conor Burns’ perfect storm of manufactured outrage

Conor Burns, who a few weeks ago reported the British charity, Oxfam, to the Charity Commission, alleging it had broken laws governing what constitutes charitable activity by directly engaging in an “overtly political” campaign, is now calling for all charities … Continue reading

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A nudge, a shove, but little respect

It used to be an old joke that sociology was the study of people in rich industrialised countries, and anthropology the study of the poor in poor countries. All very unfair, but I was reminded of it when hearing the … Continue reading

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NGO top salaries: mountains, molehills and interns

In response to the story in The Telegraph highlighting six-figure salaries for (a very small number of) charity bosses in the UK, I was asked to write something for The Guardian. In this piece, I was (and remain) rather unconcerned … Continue reading

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