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Aid & development links: Gates Foundation critics, drones, flaky aid boys and more

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15 June 2015 08:21

  • A veil of secrecy on Australian foreign aid? Fairfax's Adam Gartrell on the absence of the usual 'blue book' with details on Australian aid spending.
  • Ashlee Betteridge analyses the impact of budget cuts to the Australian Volunteers for International Development program.
  • Not everyone loves the Gates Foundation. Vox reviews the academics critical of its successes.
  • UK Foreign aid: new British poll highlights British opinion and attitudes to aid.
  • Drones for Development? Scott Macmillan on the possibility of 'cargo drones' lifting countries out of poverty.
  • Kenya's president has urged other African leaders to stop receiving foreign  aid, in a tweet ahead of the African Union Summit this week.
  • News that the new centre-right government in  Finland  will slash development aid by 43% , and fears other EU countries may follow.
  • An amusing read from The Guardian's Secret Aid Worker: flaky aid boys and other development love-life disasters.

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