Despite the fact that Ranil and I are often banging on about donor coordination, we both ended up taking a break from AidThoughts at the same time (oh no!). We’ll both return soon – in the meantime I’ll leave you with some random thoughts:
On Alanna Shaikh’s twitter feed she writes:
I’m surprised and a bit disappointed that there hasn’t been many “development rumbles” in the blogosphere aside from the Easterly v Sachs v Moyo slugfest a few months ago in the Huffington Post (actually, how many development rumbles have there been that didn’t involve Aid Watch?). It might be that we’re all too polite or busy (or perhaps some of us are lowly grad students who aren’t ready to be suplexed by a development heavy).
Perhaps we should have a debate-styled variant of Development Drums called Development Deathmatch?
Also, see Chris Blattman’s hilarious “The Joy of UN Sex”