Another very interesting discovery, Pienso is an English-speaking blog on ‘development, economics, international business, social enterprise, latin america and more dismal thoughts‘. Tons of links to really interesting sites and blogs and weekly link-drops with tens of articles and occasional editorials, such as these:
- The New York Times with praise and advice for Wolofowitz
- How do the poor manage their money?
- Listing of the major US microfinance events in 2007
- New book by Kimberly Ann Elliott on Doha, farm trade and the poor
- The UN World Tourism Organization makes a new push for tourism to fight poverty
- Virginia Quarterly looks at the sad state of the oil industry in the Niger Delta
- Bush has announced an increase in federal aid to Africa. Bloggers debate the numbers. Also see this earlier post
- Should African manufacturers receive trade preferences? A comment by Jonathan Dingel on an FT article by Paul Collier (incidentally, Jonathan’s blog contains interesting articles on economic globalization, if you’re into it…)
- Michael Poliza’s aerial photos of Africa
- Vanity Fair Darfur photo essay
- Africa Path is now live – a social space for African commentary, blogs and news
- How to keep up on Africa’s hip hop
- Moises Naim on how YouTube become a force for political and economic change
- Registration for Harvard’s 2007 Social Enterprise Conference is now open
- A blog of an MBA student who is trying to create a secondary market for microfinance backed securities
- Kiva podcast
- If you look at the economics of assasinations it seems that successful assassinations of autocrats produce sustained moves toward democracy
- Are democracy and globalization mutually supportive?
- What do policy makers need to know about the link between poverty and civil war?
- Is giving nuclear bombs birth certificates a key step to avoiding the worst-case scenario?
- Which countries become tax havens?
- What is the optimal level of government debt?
- A look at the impact of hurricanes on international finance
A slightly economistic, pro-private sector and anti-third sector bias, if I spotted correctly, but certainly an informed author. Check him out.Update: on second thought, this guy’s right up my alley. I love almost all his links, now that I’ve checked them properly. Will keep a close eye on his posts.