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Enough Innovation Already!

Jun 01, 2018

Innovation without replication is a waste of time.

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The Primary Health Care Jackpot

Jun 01, 2018

The Cool Stuff Doesn’t Matter If the Basics Aren’t There

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Let the Man Do His Job!

Aug 01, 2017

It’s hard to be a government minister in a country where resources are scarce. Don’t make it worse.

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Development Malpractice in Ghana

May 16, 2017

How stuff that doesn’t work can screw up stuff that does.

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The Pink Hats Were Awesome. Now Let's Deliver.

Feb 21, 2017

We need to double down on the gritty business of impact. Here’s how.

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Seduced by “The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems”

Dec 14, 2016

Even in the world of poverty and development, seduction sometimes works out OK.

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Thirty Million Dollars, a Little Bit of Carbon, and a Lot of Hot Air

Jun 16, 2011

Carbon for Water is engaged in a loopy funding scheme and offers a lousy public health solution.

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It's Not About the Tea

Apr 26, 2011

By and large, the Central Asia Institute's supporters went for a feel-good story, didn't do their homework, and didn't ask the right questions with the Three Cups of Tea dust up.

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