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Aid and development links: prizes, bugs, and keeping students in degrees

Links from the aid and development sector.

Kigali, Rwanda, during the 2016 African Union summit (Photo: UN Photo/Flickr)
Kigali, Rwanda, during the 2016 African Union summit (Photo: UN Photo/Flickr)
Published 5 Feb 2018   Follow @AlexandreDayant

  • By launching its new digital strategy, Britain’s foreign aid agency DFID hopes to be recognized as a global leader in digital technology and development. Ailin Martinez discusses four reasons for why this new approach is significant.
  • David Guy discusses the benefits of enhancing development prizes.
  • CARE International lists the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017.
  • In tertiary education, many specialists believe free tuition would result in more degrees earned. Not necessarily. JPAL affiliates found a case management system with a trained social worker to support low-income students would actually increase the number of diplomas received.
  • In this blog, Natasha Kapil describes the benefits of incubators and accelerators in developing countries.
  • A great piece by Nicolas Niarchos on the disastrous war in Yemen and the role the international community, led by the US, has played.
  • Last week, the World Bank published an fascinating graph showing how the composition of wealth (natural capital vs human capital) varies with economic development.
  • Abdi Latif Dahir writes about the African Union headquarters building gifted by China – which was allegedly bugged for more than five years.

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