Good news for fans of this blog everywhere: I’ll be doing this for a while! I’m sure you’ll both be delighted to hear that I have recently got myself a permanent position as Lecturer in International Development at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester! Despite this being basically what I’ve been doing for the last 5 years, this is quite a big deal. It’s a bit like moving from being a guest to being a permanent resident. And getting to be a permanent resident at a top department is pretty rare these days. Who knows, I might even get my own office again. Not a lot will change as regards this blog other than it will continue for a while longer rather than been torn up and used as fodder for newer, younger blogs when my current research funding comes to an end in August. I, and this blog, will be around for a while.