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Hannah Ryder

Hannah Ryder, Team Leader for Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

I support the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, to co-chair the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, which was set up in June 2012. The partnership aims to make aid, and other policies and finance from countries like the UK - such as trade, investment, remittances and technology - deliver as much poverty reduction in developing countries as possible. I’m an economist by training, and I used to be a Climate Change Negotiator. I am also a co-author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and a winner of the 2012 Observer’s Ethical Award for this blog. If you like my blog posts, do also follow me on Twitter - @hmryder.

Civil society and development: more than a technical issue

If you've ever watched the seminal British comedy Yes, Minister, you’ll know that "technical" and "bureaucratic" are 2 words often associated with civil servants. They are also 2 words often associated with international organisations, though I won't name any names... …

What’s the problem with sharing knowledge?

Did you know that Wikipedia had several predecessors? According to this article, there were plenty, but one of the main reasons they didn't become as well known was because they didn't explicitly relate themselves to a product that people already knew …