Aid direct; health and climate change; Krugman on Gordon Brown; wastepickers as entrepreneurs and a sweet climate change youtube for Copenhagen: links I liked

Owen Barder muses on the pros and cons of giving aid directly v via governments, while over on Global Dashboard, Alex Evans wonders if the next new thing in aid will be the kind of internet-based ‘many to many’ linking of individual donors to individual recipients pioneered by Kiva

The Lancet medical journal has teamed up with some health heavyweights from University College London to produce ‘Managing the health effects of climate change

Paul Krugman gives his take on the crisis afflicting Gordon Brown on and concludes ‘While Mr. Brown and his party may deserve to be punished, their political opponents don’t deserve to be rewarded.’

Why being officially recognized as ‘entrepreneurs’ (rather than reviled as scavengers) could help thousands of Colombian wastepickers

And finally, my favourite entry to a recent Oxfam competition on climate change for young film makers

 

 

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