20 million food parcels (and counting): what explains rising food poverty in the UK?

June 10, 2014

Impressions of humanitarianism (based on last week’s trip to the Eastern Congo)

June 10, 2014

Links I liked

June 10, 2014
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Random World Cup bit: With their profession’s legendary record on prediction, The Economist forecasts the winners

Good Health; Bad Health:

Great overview of the Universal Health Coverage debate/new research from the ODI’s Kevin Watkins

2.1 billion people (30% of the global population) are now obese or overweight. 2/3 of the obese live in developing countries [h/t William Moseley]

It’s like Uganda Herbalife, only way, way more evil… [h/t Campaign for Boring Development]

Where’s the global drive for Tobacco Control?

Other stuff:

Showing Ethiopians an inspirational documentary changes their attitudes to education, savings etc [h/t Rakesh Rajani]

Sexism kills: female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds

The Weekly Piketty:

The backlash against Piketty was inevitable; that it would be led by the Financial Times wasn’t:

The FT has “damaged its brand” by its treatment of the French wizard [h/t Owen Barder]

Paul Krugman delivers a smart smackdown of the ‘doubt is our product’ crew

All the Piketty reviews you ever wanted… (and some you didn’t) y en español [h/t Branko Milanovic]

Nepotism niche: Another great Plan International video from my sister in law, Mary Matheson. This one is on girls’ education ahead of the Global Partnership for Education pledging conference later this month

[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAzXwRtcR-U[/youtube]



  1. Would it be possible for you to link to the original URLs, instead of these short (t.co) links? I guess I’m not the only person who likes to see where a link is going before I decide whether or not to click on it.

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