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Aid brought Liberia back from the brink

Aid brought Liberia back from the brink | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
DRIVING through the Liberian countryside, on a rare paved highway, two kinds of roadside sign catch the eye. One advertises local Protestant churches. The other sort advertises the splendid work done by aid agencies.
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Return of the third horseman: Famine menaces 20m people in Africa and Yemen | The Economist

Return of the third horseman: Famine menaces 20m people in Africa and Yemen | The Economist | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
OUTSIDE a thatched hut in Panyijiar, in South Sudan, Nyakor Matoap, a 25-year-old woman, clutches the youngest of her three children. Dressed in a silky emerald shawl, she hides the baby, named Nyathol, underneath its folds. Her other children crowd happily enough around her legs. But the baby is in a bad way.
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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.
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Australia’s ‘New Aid Paradigm’

Australia’s ‘New Aid Paradigm’ | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Australia’s foreign minister seeks to redefine the nature and direction of the country’s aid policy.
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Should Foreign Aid Be Abandoned or Adapted?

Should Foreign Aid Be Abandoned or Adapted? | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
In his latest book, Angus Deaton, an idol among development data junkies, makes tw
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The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030 (Interactive)

The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030 (Interactive) | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Over one billion people around the world live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 a day. A new Brookings study examines the prospects for ending poverty by 2030 and the factors that will determine progress toward this goal.
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For Poor Countries, China Is No Model

For Poor Countries, China Is No Model | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
State-centered growth may seem like an answer to popular unrest, but the long-term costs are too high, writes Dambisa Moyo.
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Improving Indian Food Security: Why Prime Minister Modi Should Embrace the World Trade Organization

Improving Indian Food Security: Why Prime Minister Modi Should Embrace the World Trade Organization | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Joshua Meltzer examines the World Trade Organization's role in increasing India's food security and argues that the recent election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi provides a key opportunity for the country to rationalize its agriculture subsidies.
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Are agricultural subsidies causing more harm than good?

Are agricultural subsidies causing more harm than good? | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
We need to revamp government support to make sure it boosts efficiency, not shrinks it, writes Jason Clay
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$1.4tn a year needed to reach global goals for world's poorest

$1.4tn a year needed to reach global goals for world's poorest | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Ambitious targets set by sustainable development goals to better the lives of world’s poorest 700 million people by 2030 come with big price tag, says UN
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SDGs: why 17 goals and 169 targets might not be such a bad thing

SDGs: why 17 goals and 169 targets might not be such a bad thing | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Andrew Norton and Elizabeth Stuart argue that though more unwieldy, the comprehensive sustainable development goals are a better springboard for change
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How mobile phones can fight poverty

How mobile phones can fight poverty | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
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Is the world running out of food?

Is the world running out of food? | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
NOT in the short term. Stocks of grain and other foods are high, with another bumper harvest due in the northern hemisphere this year. Food prices have been dropping...
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A world of free movement would be $78 trillion richer

A world of free movement would be $78 trillion richer | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
A HUNDRED-DOLLAR BILL is lying on the ground. An economist walks past it. A friend asks the economist: “Didn’t you see the money there?” The economist replies: “I thought I saw something, but I must have imagined it.
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Avoiding a CAR crash: Helping the Central African Republic avoid another catastrophe | The Economist

Avoiding a CAR crash: Helping the Central African Republic avoid another catastrophe | The Economist | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
HOOPS of razor wire overlooked by guard towers mark the border between order and chaos in Kaga-Bandoro, a market town in the middle of the Central African Republic (CAR).
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World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe

World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
In Kenya, the World Bank's in-house Inspection Panel found the bank violated its policies by failing to do enough to protect the Sengwer, an indigenous minority group in Kenya's western forests. Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. foreign assistance budget

Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. foreign assistance budget | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
From helping build wells to helping build armies
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A Surprising Case Against Foreign Aid

A Surprising Case Against Foreign Aid | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
In “The Great Escape,” Angus Deaton presents a history of economic progress, its successes and its pitfalls, and then an argument against foreign aid.
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Why Foreign Aid Is Hurting Africa

Why Foreign Aid Is Hurting Africa | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
Money from rich countries has trapped many African nations in a cycle of corruption, slower economic growth and poverty. Cutting off the flow would be far more beneficial, says Dambisa Moyo.
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Leaving it behind | The Economist

Leaving it behind | The Economist | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
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Great article - a nice little criticism of microfinance and an argument for direct aid programs.

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World Bank: 'extreme poverty' to fall below 10% of world population for first time | Global development | The Guardian

World Bank: 'extreme poverty' to fall below 10% of world population for first time | Global development | The Guardian | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
It projects 702 million people or 9.6% of the world’s population will be living in extreme poverty in 2015, down from 902 million people or 12.8% in 2012
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Forget 'developing' poor countries, it's time to 'de-develop' rich countries | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

Forget 'developing' poor countries, it's time to 'de-develop' rich countries | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
As the UN’s new sustainable development goals are launched in New York, there’s little to celebrate about the business-as-usual approach
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Sustainable development goals: all you need to know

Sustainable development goals: all you need to know | SSSC Politics  Development | Scoop.it
The countdown has begun to September’s summit on the sustainable development goals, with national governments now discussing the 17 goals that could transform the world by 2030
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