Germans rallied behind their cash; we must take note

Personally, I try to go cashless as far as possible. From paying for coffee using my card to net banking to recharge my prepaid phones, and using m-pesa as much as I can, I must be a model 'digital' citizen. It's a different matter that my data (digital footprint) is strewn all over the internet, … Continue reading Germans rallied behind their cash; we must take note

The logframe in an ‘iterative & adaptive’ world

Often, the stark reality facing the seekers-of-the-brave-new-PDIA-world is this: But the Donor needs a Logframe!  This would bee case, even in programmes that are committed to adopting the problem-driven-iterative-adaptation (PDIA) approach. Let's assume that high-level commitments from the donor is in place. Even so, where the rubber meets the road, a logframe is an item … Continue reading The logframe in an ‘iterative & adaptive’ world

The 2016 Gates Letter is all about power

The Gates have now made an annual tradition of publishing their development manifestos – they are in the form of letters that they write early in the calendar year. These letters contain not only their personal vision, but presumably, that of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Broadly, my reaction to the letters in … Continue reading The 2016 Gates Letter is all about power