Budget Wars, Yes, But it Could be Worse
Wisconsin’s budget battle has become a flashpoint in the broader partisan and philosophical conflict over U.S. government priorities. Despite general agreement that compromise is the preferred path, legislators at the state and federal levels seem dedicated to disaster. Could you imagine a less efficient modern government? A tougher place to be an advocate for rational policy? Well … there is Belgium.
Changes in Foreign Aid over the Last Decade
This month the World Bank released a report on the last decade of changes in foreign assistance. Among the points of discussion: while aid has grown substantially in absolute terms, its relative importance has declined in most countries due to increasing fragmentation, new players in the field and, well, successful interventions. Click here more publications from the World Bank’s PREM Network.
Vacation in San Francisco! Take an Evaluation Seminar!
The above link was sent to us with the tag: “for evaluation dorks.” If you’re not sure which sounds more exciting (evaluation seminar or San Francisco) this event was meant for you! Don’t worry, if you’ve got the dork vibe, but lack the frequent flyer miles, The Evaluation Institute’s July seminar will be taking place in DC. Don’t miss seeing our beloved evaluation guru, Michael Quinn Patton, who is scheduled to present at both seminars.