About the blog

Aid Thoughts is yet another blog on international development, economics and foreign aid. All views expressed here are solely our own and do not necessarily represent the views of our employers (or universities).

Matt Collin

Ranil Dissanayake

Matt Collin is the creator of Aid Thoughts. Currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development Europe and a research officer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, based in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, where his research interests include land rights, urbanisation, ethnicity and child development.

He is a former ODI Fellow, having worked for two years as a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance of Malawi. In his spare time he watches a lot of films and even makes the odd one. You can contact Matt here. Read posts by Matt here.

Ranil Dissanayake is a hybrid creature: part economist and part historian. He specialises in aid effectiveness, having advised the Governments of Malawi and Zanzibar for almost six years. He is currently on an indefinite blogging sabbatical. Contact Ranil here. Read posts by Ranil here.

14 thoughts on “About the blog

  1. helena

    March 1, 2013 at 2:49pm

    I would like to subscribe to the blog, I like a lot of what I see, is there an option to subscribe?

  2. Thomas

    January 24, 2014 at 4:00pm

    I would like to subscribe.

  3. Sebastien

    January 12, 2015 at 4:59pm

    I’d like to subscribe. tks

  4. Pooja Singh

    May 7, 2015 at 10:39am

    Please do tell how one subscribes to this blog.

  5. Bethany Isabella

    September 20, 2015 at 6:08pm

    No words I can say other than thank you for giving information of energy to every one of us, in light of the fact that not everyone can show an idea in creating as in the article of your posts!

  6. Banua

    January 7, 2016 at 4:21am

    What did you mean about ODI Fellow? Is this an abbreviation ?

  7. Maite

    February 8, 2016 at 5:40pm

    I’d also love to be added to an email list.

  8. Aylin Yardimci

    February 22, 2016 at 12:52pm

    You need a subscribe button!

  9. Rina

    March 2, 2016 at 3:17am

    hi matt, it such a great idea to express your thought about international issue and idea. ecnonomic thing is also important to discuss

  10. L

    August 23, 2016 at 5:30pm

    Looking forward to reading more from you!

  11. Anders Fjordvald Christensen

    December 7, 2016 at 9:06am

    Love the blog, but what’s up with young David Duchovny though? And I want to subscribe as well. Thanks.

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