By end of the day on 8th April, we have covered 27%Donate here to the IDS Walkers now!In pursuit of a modest 999 m, I set off with my friends on the 9th of June from Brighton. We hope to be back by the 14th. I can't wait!!!
On a recent field visit to Eastern Region, Ghana, I chanced upon a couple of families that made beads.The woman was pounding glass bottles (I had no idea before I saw this that beads were crushed glass), while the man put the crushed glass into the cast and into the mud oven. Once baked, they … Continue reading Bead around the bush…
I have visited Mumbai a few times and I love the city. I love the energy, the pace and the variety the city offers. I love the night-life the city has - not inside the bars and clubs, but that on the streets and the footpaths. Even so, when I consider ever living in Mumbai, … Continue reading Abandoned by all, waiting for the ‘spirit’ to be rescued
Enterprise 1 Enterprise 2 Enterprise 3 32. Does this enterprise own any assets (land, buildings, transport equipment, machinery or equipment etc)?1. Yes 2. No 1.2. 1.2. 1.2. And under each asset mentioned, we ask them the following questions - a. What is the value of (…) if you were to sell it today? ____________c _________p … Continue reading Eternally elusive survey questions
On a visit to a village near Balunga in the Upper East region of Ghana, we walked into a compound house. This was the chief's little clan - over 30 households living in there.It literally was a maze and we had a friendly guide, showing us around his locality, maneuvering through narrow alleys and roof-tops. … Continue reading CanNOT trust them.
is that sometimes minor differences in the sequencing of letters are lost on people. Especially if those people happen to be hopeful and expectant.Today, I saw a house in Lower Manya (Eastern Region, Ghana) that had been painted bright yellow and the home-owner had made sure he wrote 'EGC-025' (the markings made on a corner … Continue reading The trouble with acronyms
Thanks to Chris Blattman for pointing me, through this post, to the Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina. He recommended the interview. I gladly followed the lead and absolutely loved it. It also got me thinking - I too, am an outsider in Ghana, working in the development sector with a local research institution. What do I … Continue reading What is Africa like?