World! I started a new job 6 months ago, providing technical support and strategic guidance on research activities for 11 country offices of Population Services International (PSI), a large public health NGO with a focus on social marketing and social franchising. While I’ve been active on Twitter (@brettkeller) in the meantime, I haven’t prioritized writing anything (publicly) much lately.
I’m not the only one though: the global health and development blogosphere is a bit quieter than it used to be. Maybe it’s past its prime? But I still find most of my reading on health, data, statistics, development, and politics through RSS feeds (using Feedly). Here are some recent highlights from folks who are still writing:
- Alanna Shaikh’s new blog, This World Needs Brave.
- Andrew Gelman is ridiculously productive, not to mention very technical, but consistently interesting. A recent post.
- Chris Blattman, recent post: “One of the world’s largest cities in 1500 I’d never heard of”
- Heather Lanthorn, wonky and (literally) undercapitalized, but great for public health researchers.
- Ken Opalo: here’s a recent post on the politics of Uganda choosing Tanzania vs. Kenya for an oil pipeline.
- Matt Collin, recent post: “The difficulty of getting good feedback”.
- NPR’s global health beat, Goats and Soda.
- World Bank Development Impact – very technical, but consistently interesting, especially for an institutional blog.
As many old bloggers have moved on, I want to update my RSS feeds and add any new voices I should be reading. So either on Twitter or in the comments here, please let me know if you’ve spotted a new global health or development-oriented blog I should be following. What makes you think? What highlights good research, data, and visualization? What inspires you? I need new material.