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Aid & development links: David Cameron shifts, world toilet day, best aid videos and more



23 November 2015 12:30

  • Terence Wood analyses new polling data to get to the bottom of who actually supports Australian aid. (Hint: it helps to be young, educated, female and from the left end of the political spectrum).
  • David Cameron has announced that at least half of the UK's £9 billion aid program will be directed towards fragile states, up from 43% today.
  • Adam Davidson, founder of one of my favourite podcasts, takes to The New York Times to argue that the venture-capital philosophy of investing (basically, investing small amounts in many projects/ideas and then scaling up what works) can be a useful model for foreign aid.
  • Speaking of podcasts, the Innovations for Poverty Action team have released their development podcast playlist for the summer.
  • To mark World Toilet Day last week, WaterAid released a report ranking countries with the worst access to toilets in 2015:

  • David McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen from the World Bank take a look at what is being taught in more than 200 development economics courses from 54 developing countries. 
  • The Centre for Global Development's founding President, Nancy Birdsall, is stepping down after a stellar 15 year run. She will stay on until a successor is in place.
  • The Guardian takes a look at the best and worst aid videos of 2015. Here's the best: 

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