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Aid & Development links: Kenya tests universal basic income, Salome Karwah, South Sudan famine and more

Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya (Photo: Flickr/VictorDobai)



14 March 2017 11:30

  • Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton discusses topics ranging from extreme poverty, opioid addiction, Trump voters, robots, and rent-seeking in this fascinating interview in The Atlantic.
  • The fund to fill the gap left by President Trump’s global gag rule on family planning services has reached $190 million. 
  • Just days after famine was declared in South Sudan, the government increased the fee for business visas (including for foreign aid workers) from $100 to $10,000 while at the same time promising ‘unimpeded access’ to humanitarian and aid organisations working in the country. 
  • The tragic story of Salome Karwah, who appeared on the front cover of Time Magazine as an Ebola survivor and fighter, and her death from complications of childbirth in Liberia.
  • Compassion International, a massive development NGO with deep Christian roots, has been kicked out of India after 48 years of operations on suspicion of engaging in religious conversion.
  • Vox has now also jumped into the conversation on the universal basic income experiment in Kenya with some more balanced coverage than we've seen during the last few weeks.
  • Chinese hourly wages in the manufacturing sector have  surpassed Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.
  • Robin Davies puts forward the hard-to-argue-with point that Australia is failing to shoulder its fair share of the international foreign aid burden.
  • Aidpreneur has an interesting podcast interview about the evolution of impact evaluation with the World Bank’s David Evans.

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