This past weekend, Bill Easterly, author and former World Bank Economist, put out a challenge over his Twitter to create "witty decoding for development buzzwords" based on the 40 Publishing Buzzwords. That challenge rendered the AidSpeak Dictionary, a compilation of some of the words that Dr. Easterly picked out and put on his website. Some of the highlights include:
"civil society involvement": consulting the middle class employee of aUS or European NGO -@dangay
"field experience" : I can't bear DC anymore -@MarianaSarastiM
"innovation" : we're sexy, you want to be associated with us -@DarajaTz
"sustainable" : will last at least as long as the funding -@thejoeturner"tackling root causes of poverty" : repackaging what we've already done in a slightly more sexy font -@thejoeturner
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