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The Undercover Economist: How to give money away - FT.com

The Undercover Economist: How to give money away - FT.com | CLSG Economics: Development Economics | Scoop.it

 

"Helping the poor in the most obvious way of all, through direct cash transfer, is starting to look attractive" 


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listned to a great podcast about this - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/503/i-was-just-trying-to-help

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Eliza Haydon's curator insight, September 1, 2013 6:34 AM

I don't really understand why the Malawi/$50 thing wouldn't just cause inflation.

Neil Codd's comment, September 9, 2013 5:28 PM
It won't be inflationary if you give the Malawi people foreign currency, I.e US dollars. The Malawi people get the rights to a chunk of USA GDP. If the Malawi businesses accept US dollars as payment and it becomes the local currency, if inflation were to go up, US imports would ease the inflationary pressure.
Neil Codd's comment, September 9, 2013 5:30 PM
If firms want to be paid in Malawi currency then the dollars would need to be changed into local currency and the Malawi currency would appreciate, reducing inflationary pressure via imports.
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Report: Africa makes strides towards Millennium Development Goals targets

Report: Africa makes strides towards Millennium Development Goals targets | CLSG Economics: Development Economics | Scoop.it
Report: Africa makes strides towards Millennium Development Goals targets (Report: Africa makes strides towards Millennium Development Goals targets - CPI Financial: Report: Africa make...

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Neil Codd's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:40 AM

Possible unit 4 question: "assess whether MDGs are achievable" or "assess the progress made" or something along those lines. More likely to be in the data response as you do not have to learn what the MDGs are in detail. 

 

Reading this would be useful

Hannah Cowen's curator insight, September 7, 2013 6:47 PM

In geneva there was a lot of optimism about some of the MDGs (notably extreme poverty) but others clearly needed a lot of work (primary education, gender inequality etc.)