The Development Game

Ekpen Omonbude
Trying to make sense of the economic development question
Created 02 Oct 2021
  • The Development Game likes Big Government
    09 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 3
    I am not a fan of big government. It is important, I think, to clear this up early on in my notes. I have come to this position having started out in my early postgraduate years as one who initially s...
  • Soft Reasons Why Policy Interventions Fail or Never Get Going (Continued)
    02 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    I’d mentioned in my previous note that I would talk about vested interest and its delivery mechanism, in practical terms, as it interacts with policymaking. Here is one such narration. It is always mo...
  • Soft Reasons Why Policy Interventions Fail or Never Get Going
    26 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 5 2
    In my experience, you would typically find the death of some policy intervention at the point of implementation, or inside a poorly conceptualised framework, or at the heart of a mismatch between the ...
  • Political Will
    19 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 4
    So, from time to time I will go off on a mini rant about some pet peeve of mine or other. This is one. Often, political will is hailed or blamed as a (or sometimes the) main deal maker or breaker in p...
  • Net Zero by 2050
    12 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 6 3
    In May this year, the IEA published “Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector”. It is arguably the most comprehensive take on measures to embark upon in order achieve net zero emission...
  • Introduction
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 6 7
    So, this is new. For me. I enjoy writing. I have spent the best part of the last generation writing research papers, masters and doctoral theses, advisory reports, academic journal articles, one book,...
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