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Thursday 17 Aug 2017 | 18:24 | SYDNEY
Thursday 17 Aug 2017 | 18:24 | SYDNEY

Aid & development links: One Laptop Per Child, Cuban migration, Yemen and more

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3 July 2017 18:12

  • The Centre for Global Development blog provides five takeaways about the Trump Administration's development priorities following recent hearings with Rex Tillerson and Mark Green.
     
  • The World Bank’s David Evans shares his approach to teaching economic development to middle schoolers in 20 minutes. 
     
  • Lant Pritchett provides a two-part series looking at the effect mass migration from Cuba to Miami has had on wages.
     
  • Joanna Spratt has rounded out her three-part series of blogs looking at how policy change happens in the New Zealand aid program.
     
  • Jack Corbett’s recent book on the history of Australian foreign aid (which he discusses in this post) is available free to view for the next 60 days.
     
  • The ongoing war in Yemen is creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 17 million people. 
     
  • A comprehensive evaluation of the ‘One Laptop per Child’ project in rural Peru found that it had no effect on test scores in maths and language, proving that technology without evidence-based policy is not the answer for development challenges.
     
  • And finally, a tongue-in-cheek post wondering what Apple might look like if it had to run like a non-profit.


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