Here’s your Saturday morning reading:
1. 40 maps that explain the world from the Washington Post
Maps are cool. I especially liked Number 23 and Number 35 (below).
“The professionalisation agenda presents an exciting opportunity for the sector to do something truly radical, especially given the current economic climate. […] Yet how many HR departments […] actively recruit from UK jobcentres, or prioritise recruitment from poorer or disadvantaged areas? I seriously think we are missing a trick.”
E.g. “Aid agencies will be disintermediated. Not whether but when. It will be abrupt.” This provoked an interesting little Twitter exchange.
A quick typology of emerging and old players in development from bilateral donors to impact investors.
An engaging article on how “the three worlds used to be capitalist, communist, and the rest. Now they are the West, the failed states, and the emerging challengers.” Also an interesting factoid: “The 20 biggest contributors of police and military personnel to the UN’s 96,887 peacekeepers are developing countries.”