#GAReads | A #Sausagefest for Poor Allies

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"A #Sausagefest for Poor Allies":

On the 10th January, Duncan Green, Oxfam’s Senior Adviser and blogger-in-chief, posted a short, chatty piece paraphrasing Stefan Dercon, DFID’s Former Chief Economist, summarising leading (more on this word later) authors on development thinking. Billed as “10 top thinkers on Development”, including one woman co-author, it kicked off a category 5 twitter storm, albeit within the teacup that is development blogging.

Many commentators critically noted the absence of women and people from the global south, suggesting additional or alternative authors. Alice Evans called it a #Sausagefest and the hashtag stuck. Duncan challenged her to write an alternative. Alice, accepted, noting the gender politics of asking a woman to fix male bias…

Read Alyoscia D'Onofrio's full article at Medium here…