- The NY Times has run a profile of Jin Liquin, the inaugural head of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
- A coalition of governments, philanthropists and business have announced $460 million of funding for an initiative that will focus on creating vaccines for infectious diseases that afflict low and middle-income countries.
- Oxfam continues its advocacy efforts at the Davos forum, where Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has attacked lacklustre efforts to tackle global tax avoidance.
- The NY Times also has a piece describing how the poor response to the Zika outbreak failed millions across the world.
- Acclaimed development Economist Esther Duflo delivered the 2017 American Economic Association's Richard T Ely lecture, summarised here. You can watch her presentation here.
- The World Bank has a year in review blog, summarising 2016 in 12 charts. Some are positive, others highlight major challenges that the world will need to continue to address in 2017 and beyond.
- Robin Davies discusses the key ingredients of aid transparency with Publish What You Fund CEO Rupert Simons in this blog post.
- Finally, this is the last week where you can apply for a position in The Lowy Institute’s Melanesia Program where you will have an exciting opportunity to work on foreign aid in the Pacific region.
Aid & Development links: Jin Liquin, vaccine funding, Zika and more
This week's links include a profile on the new head of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Oxfam ruffling feathers at Davos and more.
Published 23 Jan 2017 Follow @jonathan_pryke
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