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Aid & development links: Lowy poll, NZ aid budget, 'cash on delivery' projects and more



1 June 2015 13:08

  • New Lowy Institute polling shows that most Australians support recent budget cuts to overseas aid, but 18-29 year-olds are so-so. Only 33% support the reduction, with 42%  opposed.
  •  The ups and downs of the New Zealand aid budget. Good analysis on why Murray McCully has been (mostly) good for NZ aid.
  • NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff rejoices in a large-scale study showing the positive impact of 'graduation' aid in impoverished communities.
  • In the Economist, how 'cash on delivery' for aid projects in developing countries might revolutionise development progress.
  • 'It's hard to nag over Skype'. An aid worker talks about the struggles of parenting while working in the development sector.
  • Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we? TED talk from GiveDirectly.org staffer Joy Sun.
  • How second-hand clothing is killing Senegal's textile industry.

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