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Saving travel cost by Net-Mapping before you go

Saving cost and reducing travel are a big thing at the World Bank at the moment – as in many organizations. So while it was always requested to do your homework before going on a scoping mission, now this homework really has to be much more in-depth, everything you can squeeze out of your desk (research), do squeeze… It has to produce tangible outputs and prepare you as best you can to use your brief and costly time in the field wisely. 203 more words

Exploring New Ideas

Juba Adventures

An evening sky full of lightning. The air vibrating in anticipation. Water, an unrelenting torrent. Roads, a lottery of mud. Misery in the PoC’s.

Muddy jog after a night of storms. 261 more words

Diary Of An Adventure

The deaf one-eyed king

These days the saying; ‘In the kingdom of blind men, the one-eyed is king’, expresses exactly how I feel. Only a month ago did I come to Uganda having a little bit of knowledge about anaerobic digestion in general with a slight focus on bio-slurry, all gained by reading articles and reports about it. 880 more words

International Development

My role with Amplify Governance

Since I’m a civil engineer studying transportation planning and volunteering with Engineers Without Borders, most people assume I’m in Africa doing something to do with roads and infrastructure.   656 more words

International Development

Top things you need to know before your ICS placement

Post by Malcolm Ankumah, who volunteered in Zambia with Restless Development on the International Citizens Service programme.

This is a collection of the different factors that had a substantial impact on my placement and the placement of the other volunteers around me. 779 more words


127 Days

Welcome, everybody, to my first post!

Yesterday I finally got around to creating my blog, yet the topic of my first post still eluded me. I lay awake in bed last night, listening to the sound of the DLR pass by outside my window, trying to come up with a first post. 1,311 more words

Extreme Poverty

Comments on experiences of field research: South Africa 2013

Positive aspects of the research experience:

The research opportunity offered a chance to complete our work in a completely different working environment to the majority of my academic experiences. 804 more words