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Aid & development links: Very short reviews, best aid donors, World Bank MOOCs and more



16 November 2015 13:18

  • World Bank economist David Evans continues his popular one-sentence summary of development research with a look at 150- papers from a recent development economics conference, a scary looking place if you have a figure phobia:

  • The Washington Post looks at what happened to a US-led initiative for clean cookstoves that was supposed to save millions of lives (but hasn't). (h/t IPA).
  • The CGD has rounded up opinion of what the G20 meetings currently underway in Turkey mean for development. Michele de Nevers focuses on climate finance, Todd Moss has three hopes for energy access and Liliana Rojas-Suarez shares how the G20 could help expand financial access.
  • The full report of the survey that has been generating a lot of buzz by ranking aid donor influence has been released. Duncan Green provides a good summary to save you from reading the 29 page executive summary.
  • The World Bank has jumped on the Massive Open Online Course-train and now offers free online courses. Their class on financing for development begins today.
  • Only a fraction of public funding goes to grass roots organisations in developing countries. Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah takes a look at why.
  • If you're a public health specialist and in Sydney this week, the ESRC Global Health Security Seminar held at The University of Sydney is not to be missed. 

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