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Rupert Simons
Citizen of nowhere, apparently. Now on parental leave. Previously
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Rupert Simons 1h
Replying to @tkb @aidtransparency
I am biased but I think are good at both producing and using data on aid and development finance
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Rupert Simons 14h
Replying to @owenbarder @rtenews
This article suggests both
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Danielle mason Apr 18
Know about using evidence to improve policy in African countries? Submit an abstract for at New bursaries out now
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Rupert Simons Apr 18
Weather is pretty amazing in London right now but still slightly jealous of folks having fun in Lisbon
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Alice Evans Apr 17
Excellent thread on . In response to public pressure for lower immigration, Gov tried to reduce numbers. In a bid to hit target, Home Office ends up doing nasty things. But I'd add, our Govs always had a choice: they could have challenged rather than courted racists.
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Rupert Simons Apr 17
folks do you want access to data on >1 million activities? If so please join in consultation
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Rupert Simons Apr 13
people: would you like to access data on >1 million aid activities? If so, please contribute to the discussion on a new datastore here
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Andrew Adonis Apr 12
Powell’s 1968 speech - ‘I see the River Tiber foaming with much blood; in 15 years time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man’ - is the worst incitement to racial violence by a public figure in modern Britain. The BBC should not be broadcasting it on Saturday
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Rupert Simons Apr 13
Interested in comms, data and storytelling? Good opportunity with a dynamic team
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Rupert Simons Apr 13
Looking forward to the Europe tour
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TAI Apr 12
If you’re rushing to produce your annual report, halt! Hewlett Foundation’s Ruth Levine (also TAI’s new Chair) makes a plea – “Don’t waste time and effort on annual reports that no one will read”.
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Hetan Shah Apr 13
Very pleased to see the addition of this 'The principles set out here are not about restricting commentary from independent sources, for example academics.' as recommended by and others (cc )
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Hetan Shah Apr 12
But it was not true - they fiddled the figures to make it sound like an increase. Really cynical misuse of numbers here. Lucky we have a watchdog to catch this kind of behaviour
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Rupert Simons Apr 12
Replying to @oso @alanhudson1 and 2 others
Sometimes, yes. Or at least be explicit about how they will use their system-shaping powers, since they have them
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Rupert Simons Apr 11
Perhaps naively, I thought they already were. Do you know what the missing link is? Should be 'publish once use often' ideally . . .
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Rupert Simons Apr 11
Replying to @oso @alanhudson1 and 2 others
Funders have a crucial role to play in promoting that repositioning, and as agents of creative destruction.
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Rupert Simons Apr 11
Replying to @oso @alanhudson1 and 2 others
But as we all know, substantially repositioning a social purpose organisation can be difficult and disruptive.
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Rupert Simons Apr 11
Replying to @oso @alanhudson1 and 2 others
Implying that the organisation may need to revise its theory of change, or even modify its vision.
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Rupert Simons Apr 11
Replying to @oso @alanhudson1 and 2 others
I mean that genuine feedback, as opposed to 'telling you what you want to hear' feedback, is often uncomfortable.
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