Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mainstreaming revisited

Bottom Up Thinking blogs about a “development effectiveness officer“, a person who walks around to incite people to do what they should do if they would be doing their job. It is a recurrent problem with all “mainstreaming” issues. It … Continue reading

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The Armdroids are coming

There is an interesting article at the Harvard Business review on ” The fall of Wintel and the rise of the Armdroids” . It is interesting how history repeats itself. Only a few years ago, at the start of the … Continue reading

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Data warehouse for project proposals in humanitarian assistance

I posted the following at Opendata, please, if you are a programmer, contribute: Proof of concept: Data warehouse for project proposals in humanitarian assistance: For the moment nearly every donor and every UN-agency requires project forms to be filled according … Continue reading

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A new year, a new donor budget and the fallacy of additional resources

Donor budgets are annual and modular. The legislation ruling these budgets covers normally all expenditures in all departments. This means expectations on donor flexibility are often unrealistic. While the role of parliaments in poor countries might be taken into account, … Continue reading

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