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Aid & development links: Pfizer snubbed, Chinese aid, advice for new UN SG and more

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17 October 2016 16:43

  • Médecins Sans Frontières US executive director Jason Cone discusses why the organisation rejected Pfizer’s offer of free pneumonia vaccines, standing by its commitment calling for the drug manufacturer to lower the cost of the vaccine to all developing countries.
  • A new report from UNICEF and the World Bank shows that children in developing countries have twice the poverty rate of adults.
  • AidData has released some fascinating results on analysis into the impact Chinese-funded aid projects are having in China, showing an interesting concentration of projects in the head of state’s birth region.
  • The Bretton Woods project has a summary of the outcomes of the World Bank-IMF annual meetings.
  • Experts from the Overseas Development Institute provide four priorities for incoming UN Secretary General António Guterres.
  • Owen Barder suggests 12 policy interventions that could help to reduce the threat of conflict and instability in fragile states.
  • Terence Wood takes a look at the performance of Australian aid evaluations.
  • Vox has a piece on how researchers are trialling an education program to help kids spot dubious health claims on 15,000 students in Uganda.

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