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



  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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