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 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
After a year's worth of revising, and the hard work of our intrepid guest editors Tilman Brück and Marco d'Errico, Wolfgang Stojetz's and my contribution to World Development's upcoming special issue on food security and conflict is online! Here's a link to the World Development site, and here's a link to a pirate-grade ungated version. … Continue reading Food Security and Conflict: New article in World Development!
My colleague Constantin Ruhe and I are organizing a workshop June 25-26 at the German Development Institute on forced migration. We'll be hosting it at the Institute's headquarters in Bonn, Germany, and as a first step in organizing we've put out a call for papers and posters. The scope of the workshop will go beyond … Continue reading Workshop call for papers: Forced Migration Processes: Trends, Concepts and Patterns
I was scanning Twitter this morning and came across this IRIN article on how aid agencies will have to rethink their data protection and privacy standards as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. It raised a number of interesting personal data issues across the full spectrum of the humanitarian and NGO … Continue reading Data Protection in Humanitarian Contexts
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!
For those who are interested in economic development and migration, but were frustrated that my FR editorial last month was only in German, you can now find the English version on DIE-GDI's blog!