HumourFebruary 19, 2018

Our favourite #DevelopmentValentines

Didn't get the valentine you were dreaming of? Don't worry, we got you. Here's a collection of our favourite #DevelopmentValentines tweets from this year.
2019-07-01 00:00:00 India Development Review Our favourite #DevelopmentValentines
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On February 14th Devex tweeted out “Our love for you is totally scalable. #DevelopmentValentines are back.”  And just like that, a conversation was born. Here are some of our favourite tweets that came as a result of it.


Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Here’s $100 million in unrestricted funding,
Coz I wanna innovate & scale up with you.#DevelopmentValentines #AidValentines

— Simar Singh (@SimarSingh) February 14, 2018


Roses are red
Violets are blue
Women are half the population
So we should probably count them, too#DevelopmentValentines

(And if you’re interested in practical tips for collecting + using #genderdata, come to our webinar next week:

— Devex (@devex) February 14, 2018


Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Hoping I get Darcy
In peer review.#AcademicValentines #PolSciValentines #DevelopmentValentines

— Alice Evans (@_alice_evans) February 14, 2018


Roses are red
Violets are blue
I am doing fieldwork
Do you miss me too?#developmentvalentines

— Emilia Tjernström (@etjernst) February 14, 2018


Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
The world is a disaster.
Help. #DevelopmentValentines

— Kate Midden Wathen (@katewathen) February 14, 2018


Roses are red,
Violets are blue
Time to create snazzy acronyms,
The funding application is due! #developmentvalentines

— Grace VM (@artlessgrace) February 14, 2018


“Roses are red, violets are blue.” To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement. Explain why. #qualitative #developmentvalentines

— Joanna (@JoannaIguana) February 14, 2018


Happy Valentine’s Day!#nonprofit #humor #valentines

— Boots Road Group (@bootsroad) February 15, 2018


Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
With only minor revisions,
I would accept you#AcademicValentines #ValentinesDay

— Philip Schatz (@Prof_Schatz) February 14, 2018


Roses are red
Violets are blue
I’ve got a question
And a comment, too

ps: actually, it’s more like 2 comments. Or, more accurately, 2 thinly-veiled criticisms.#AcademicValentines

— Mike Boylan-Kolchin (@MBKplus) February 14, 2018


“Roses are red. Violets are blue. The patriarchy still exists, and it’s because of you.” #DevelopmentValentines By #KabirKaramchandani

— Rachita Vora (@RachitaVora) February 15, 2018


Love is like a cash transfers program: it usually works best when it’s unconditional. #DevelopmentValentines @CEGA_UC

— Alex Dobyan (林土豪) (@alexdobyan) February 14, 2018


What would your #DevelopmentValentines tweet be? Share it with us!

If you want to see more tweets like the ones above, you can find them in this moment created by Devex.

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