It’s World Food Day today – why is global progress going into reverse?

October 17, 2017

The World Bank’s 2018 World Development Report on Education: a sceptic’s review

October 17, 2017

Links I Liked

October 17, 2017
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Sooner or later every US president warrants a map (here’s Ronald Reagan’s). Nambia swung it for Trump, but I’ve got a feeling that he’ll be adding to this over the next few years. ht Alan HirschTrump's Africa

How going to the movies helped Ugandan high schoolers pass their tests. This study is rapidly becoming an iconic piece of research on shifting norms/behaviours through popular culture.

Taming Big Tobacco’s efforts to subvert regulation provides a template for Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Food

Growth Without Industrialization? Subtle and broadly negative take on high African growth from Dani Rodrik

Chinese aid to an African leader’s birth region nearly triples after he/she assumes power. No such effect with aid from the World Bank

‘When I showed Duterte the pictures, he said, “You want me to kill them?”’ Interview with Philippines’ activist Environment Minister

A Dutch Daily Show take on US’ gun addiction (3m)

Crazed Lefties on the Loose: IMF says higher taxes for rich will cut inequality without hitting growth. And here’s the video


1 comment

  1. Queen of Katwe is a great movie, quite a surprise given it was made by Disney. I love the fact that post-colonial, African scholar Mahmood Mamdani gets a mention in the credits. I wonder if that’s gone into his academic CV?

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