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Links and stories from the aid and development sector.

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Published 12 Jun 2019   Follow @AlexandreDayant

  • If you are interested in teaching people what development economics is, look at David Evans’ presentation to a youth group, making it easy for everyone to understand the wealth inequalities of this world.
  • Similarly, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern analyses an extraordinary dataset that has been collected over the last 50 years in the village of Palanpur, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, identifying how and why lives change across the generations in a developing country.
  • Talking about data, a new database tracks political violence against women. It’s hoped the data, updated on a weekly basis by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (Acled), will help provide a better understanding of the threats facing women.
  • Liberians protested against the government last Friday. Shipping containers with the equivalent of over US $100 million of newly minted currency went missing from a port last year, and it’s not clear what happened to a $25 million grant from the US for the economy.
  • Rohini Pande discusses the concept of invisible infrastructure in development economics and how to get aid to the poorest in middle income countries.
  • Finally, Devex organised a page looking at all the development cooperation events around the world for this week. Wherever you are, you’ll find yours!

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