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It's not aid in reverse, illicit financial flows are more complicated than that | Maya Forstater | Working in development | The Guardian

It's not aid in reverse, illicit financial flows are more complicated than that | Maya Forstater | Working in development | The Guardian | Development Economics | Scoop.it
It’s meaningless to compare the trade flows of China and Saudi Arabia with poorer economies such as Bangladesh and Ethiopia
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This disputes the validity of the previous article
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Essay: Aid and Debt Relief - what is the impact on development? | tutor2u Economics

Essay: Aid and Debt Relief - what is the impact on development? | tutor2u Economics | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Overseas aid is "Financial help given by richer countries to poorer ones to help their industrial and economic development". Overseas aid totalled $133.5…
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Will Uganda's mega-project spending spree generate growth or drive up debts?

The country has tied loans for infrastructure to future oil revenues, but experts fear that such borrowing could trigger a financial crisis
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Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from th
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This makes uncomfortable viewing. Are we complicit in this amoral activity? What needs to happen to put a stop to it? How can the DRC ever develop in a globalised world that seems to require countries like this to be exploited as they so clearly are?
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16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world

16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world | Development Economics | Scoop.it
These innovations are helping to alleviate poverty-related inequalities for communities around the world.
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Mapping Africa's natural resources

Mapping Africa's natural resources | Development Economics | Scoop.it
An overview of the continent's main natural resources.
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From Geoff Riley: Here is an updated chart on the main natural resources for African countries - great when teaching resource traps, primary product dependency and related topics. Is the wealth that lies below the ground more significant than what lies above? Turning natural capital into sustainable, inclusive/equitable growth and development progress is difficult but a growing number of sub Saharan African countries have made notable strides forwards in recent years. The weakness of world commodity prices is leading to forecast growth in SSA to be cut. Oil exporting countries are struggling but many non-commodity exporting nations continue to enjoy rapid growth. According to the IMF, "the full picture of sub-Saharan Africa is one of multispeed growth in which regional aggregate numbers hide considerable diversity." That said, economic growth in Africa is forecast to drop to 23-year-low of 1.4 pct in 2016 according to the latest IMF forecasts. More here from the WSJ http://www.wsj.com/articles/imf-cuts-2016-growth-outlook-for-sub-saharan-africa-to-1-4-1477375241
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Living On One Dollar

Ces gars-là ont vécu sur 1 $ / jour. Pourrais-tu? Un documentaire de 53 minutes qui va changer la façon dont vous pensez. Pourriez-vous vivre avec 1 $ pa
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How to spend it

How to spend it | Development Economics | Scoop.it
An ambitious attempt to work out the best use for scarce resources
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Evaluating strategies to improve economic development
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Mind the fair trade gap

Mind the fair trade gap | Development Economics | Scoop.it
‘If fair trade does deliver higher incomes for farmers, it may prove too successful for its own good’ In 2001, the world price of coffee sank to its lowest ebb for decades, threatening dreadful har...
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Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable - Video and audio - News and media - Home

Poverty and the Tolerance of the Intolerable - Video and audio - News and media - Home | Development Economics | Scoop.it
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Well below par

Well below par | Development Economics | Scoop.it
WHEN the price of oil tumbles, you should worry about a country that relies on the stuff for 75% of government revenue and 95% of exports. That country is Nigeria,...
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Great example of primary-product dependency

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It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Even as more U.S. appliances meet Energy Star standards, America is still an energy glutton compared with much of the world. That router that you never bother to turn off, for instance, uses more kilowatt-hours per year than does the average Tanzanian. Inspired by the Center for Global Development, we contrast the annual energy consumption of various appliances with the per capita usage of five energy-poor nations.
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So who is responsible for and who suffers the most from global warming?

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Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries | Jason Hickel | Working in development | The Guardian

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries | Jason Hickel | Working in development | The Guardian | Development Economics | Scoop.it
New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?
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For every $1 of aid that developing countries receive, they lose $24 in net outflows. These outflows strip developing countries of an important source of revenue and finance for development. The GFI report finds that increasingly large net outflows have caused economic growth rates in developing countries to decline, and are directly responsible for falling living standards.
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Sri Lanka: A country trapped in debt - BBC News

Sri Lanka: A country trapped in debt - BBC News | Development Economics | Scoop.it
China is investing billions in Sri Lanka, but many local citizens feel the country is being sold to the Chinese.
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Sri Lanka's total debt stands at $64bn. About 95% of all government revenues go towards debt repayment.
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World is plundering Africa's wealth of 'billions of dollars a year'

World is plundering Africa's wealth of 'billions of dollars a year' | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Research by campaigners claims aid and loans to the continent are outweighed by financial flows to tax havens and costs of climate change mitigation
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16 Challenges of Doing Business in Africa… Oh Man!

I progress because we progress
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How can we overcome such obstacles?
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Making most of remittances: Vision and strategies - Mayumi Ozaki

Remittances are the bedrock of Nepal’s economy. They’ve quadrupled since 2010 thanks to 2 million Nepalis who work abroad, generating nearly one-third of the gross domestic product.
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Remittances are the bedrock of Nepal’s economy. They’ve quadrupled since 2010 thanks to 2 million Nepalis who work abroad, generating nearly one-third of the gross domestic product. The net positives of this boom sector are undeniable. Remittances have reduced absolute poverty, providing households with extra money to spend on education, health and property. They have kept the balance of payments in surplus for most of the last decade and the exchange rate stable despite turbulent political and economic conditions. For most young people, migrating to find work is a necessity.
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Why African cities don’t make their residents richer

Why African cities don’t make their residents richer | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Urban growth in sub-Saharan Africa is wonky, badly managed and too fast
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Analysing the Effectiveness of Aid | Economics | tutor2u

Analysing the Effectiveness of Aid | Economics | tutor2u | Development Economics | Scoop.it
There's a cracking article in this week's Economist examining the pros and cons of overseas aid - the perfect reading ahead of the Unit 4 exam next week!
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13 game-changing African infrastructure projects

13 game-changing African infrastructure projects | Development Economics | Scoop.it
A look at some major project completed in Africa in 2015, and some that are ongoing.
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Overcoming a key limitation
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WORLD POPULATION PYRAMID

WORLD POPULATION PYRAMID | Development Economics | Scoop.it
The World's best Population Pyramid covering 100 years of age and sex distribution for every country in the world.
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Plunging commodity prices reignite discussion of primary product dependency

Plunging commodity prices reignite discussion of primary product dependency | Development Economics | Scoop.it
As world commodity prices plunge, who gains and who loses?.
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How the world’s biggest companies bribe foreign governments—in 11 charts

How the world’s biggest companies bribe foreign governments—in 11 charts | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Bribery knows no boundaries, or borders.
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factors inhibiting development

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2014 World Cup Finalists - Human and Economic Development Indicators

2014 World Cup Finalists - Human and Economic Development Indicators | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Drawing on data from the 2013 Human Development Report, here are the 24 countries in the 2014 World Cup ranked according to the Human Development Scores.
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