If you read German, I shared some of my thoughts on the future of American development policy under an incoming Biden administration in the German magazine Welt-Sichten!
I was invited to write a short column (in German) for the Frankfurter Rundschau on what the outcome of the U.S. election tomorrow could mean for development policy - the long and short of it is that Trump and Biden will take radically different approaches to engaging in global development. For those who would like … Continue reading The U.S. Elections and Development Policy
I have a new GDI/DIE Discussion Paper out, co-authored with my team members from last year's graduate course! It's an overview of activities with some top line recommendations for practitioners - there will be more publications that go deeper into the data and sites later this year.
I haven't posted something in a while that wasn't a blurb about a publication, so to mark my 37th birthday I'm going to write a proper opinion post! The topic is the 'Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals' interim report to the Secretary General from the Task Force on Digital Financing of … Continue reading Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political
I'm very excited to share a German Development Institute Discussion Paper written by my colleague Katrina Munir-Asen, which explores refugee flows and urban integration in Malaysia. The case study is interesting in terms of how it frames the history of Malaysia's refugee and migration policies, and what these policies have meant for protection rules and integration … Continue reading Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia
My colleague Katrina Munir-Asen and I were tasked by the T20 (think tank group of the G20 countries) to put together a policy brief for this year's G20 presidency on the future of high-skill migration. Central to our argument is that countries should focus on attracting people, especially in highly technical and innovative industries and … Continue reading T20 Argentina: Policy brief on high-skill migration
I have a new piece out with the German Development Institute - it's an opinion piece critiquing the current European migration management strategy, and offering development-driven alternatives for managing forced migration. Enjoy!
To wrap up the year we published a Discussion Paper on state fragility and forced displacement - this will be revised further in January for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, so comments and critiques are welcome!
Today my colleagues Benjamin Schraven and Steffen Angenendt, and I published an article about why wealthy nations should still be committed to providing development aid to countries with high emigration rates. It's an important topic, especially since well designed development and migration policies can have positive outcomes for both sending and receiving countries. Enjoy reading!
The last few things that went out from my desk were in German, so for my English readers here's a new UNU-WIDER working paper from Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, and me reviewing the state of the field in development and conflict research. Hopefully it's useful, especially for those who are in drafting stages and developing … Continue reading UNU-WIDER working paper on development and conflict (in English!)