Crossposting from Aid on the Edge of Chaos

I enjoy the Aid on the Edge of Chaos blog. Although I have listed them under “other blogs and podcasts I like”, I have decided to highlight two of their recent posts.

The first post, “From the Neoclassical Logic Piano to All That Jazz” is about a recent speech by Dr DeLisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. Worrell focused on the problems with economics today, with much of his talk given over to ‘complexity economics‘. If I said anymore here I would spoil a really good posting.

The second and more recent posting, “Complexity, crises and moving beyond recipes“, is about complexity in development. To quote from the posting directly “The argument that modern organisations have to deal with complexity on a daily basis is fast becoming one of the least controversial statements any analyst, policy maker or practitioner can make. But what this actually means in practice is up for debate.

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Announcing a series of 1 day training events in South Africa

At last, what so many of you have asked for….

We will host three separate 1 day training events in Pretoria, focused on the following:

26 August 2010                 Facilitating the diagnosis and improvement of local and regional value chains

Event Brochure in PDF

28 September 2010           Diagnosing local and regional innovation systems

Event brochure in PDF

28 October 2010                Understanding and addressing market failures in local and regional economic development

Event brochure in PDF

The cost involves R 1,850 (200 Euro) excluding Vat per one day event (fee includes materials, coffee breaks and lunch).

To register for an event or the complete series, complete the registration form on page 2 of ‘mesopartner Africa Capacity Building Series’ and send to ac(at)

I will try my best to make these events fun and interesting for you to participate in! Some pictures of previous events:

Prerequisites for markets to function

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