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Aid and development links: Evidence and policymaking, Kenya's election, disaster relief and more

An agreement between Australia and Timor-Leste, humanitarian crisis experiences from around the world, public perception on aid and more.

Houston, August 2017 (Photo: Getty Images/The Washington Post)
Houston, August 2017 (Photo: Getty Images/The Washington Post)
Published 4 Sep 2017   Follow @jonathan_pryke

  • SBS reports that Australia and Timor-Leste have reached agreement over a maritime boundary dispute that has significantly eroded the bilateral relationship. Final details will be announced in October.

  • Kennya’s Supreme Court has nullified the country's recent elections, ordering a new poll within 60 days. The Economist discusses what might come next.

  • As Houston recovers from Hurricane Harvey, NPR's Goats and Soda talk to disaster-relief workers about shared and contrasting experiences in responding to humanitarian crises around the world.

  • What are the barriers for policymakers in developing countries to use evidence produced by researchers for better policy outcomes? The Washington Post discusses findings from a survey conducted in India and Pakistan.

  • On a similar note, Daniel Roger discusses some broad insights from recent research on the lives and times of civil servants in the developing world.

  • Terence Wood and Camilla Burkott discuss findings from recent research into how public perception and the aid community’s perception about Australian aid compare and diverge.

  • A new podcast from NPR, Rough Translation, has its latest episode in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and examines the negative impact of an NGO arriving to help survivors of mass rapes, and the morality that underpins these complex issues:

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