- An interesting article by David Cyranoski shows how evidence-based approaches in rural China improved food security while protecting the environment.
- The signing of a £100-million UK–Saudi aid partnership has been met with fury from opposition MPs and the aid sector, with deep concerns expressed about Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen conflict.
- David McKenzie, lead economist at the world bank, summarises the key ideas he took away from the “Artificial Intelligence and Development” conference held in San Francisco last week.
- The One Campaign, co-founded by Bono to fight extreme poverty and preventable diseases, is being sued for harassment and misconduct.
- Jonathan Pryke, Director of the Lowy Institute’s Pacific Islands Program, wrote up his 3-Minute Aid Pitch from last month’s Australasian Aid Conference, in which he argues for the professionalisation of aid advocacy in Australia.
- This conversation with aid workers in Nepal, Rwanda, and Ethiopia sheds light on how International Women Day was commemorated in different contexts.
- An interesting piece by Tenzin Lhaden, the World Bank’s Economist and Operations Officer for Bhutan, explains what the country has done to move towards gender equality.
- Alice Ridge and Juliet Hunt present Australian Council for International Development qualitative research and key findings on how gender audits can be turned into practice within international organisations.
Aid and development links: food security in China, AI in development, and more
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