Globally, $1.7 Trillion was spent on the military in 2017. The highest since End of Cold War. = 13x the volume of aid, and $230 for every person on the planet.
Are economists’ standard solutions part of the problem in fragile states?
Lots to read for ‘Doing Development Differently’ nerds:
- On the ‘Care Insights’ blog, Care’s Gilbert Muyumbu thinks DDD is too Northern. His governance colleagues respond
- Alan Hudson wants to open a dialogue between DDD and the Open Gov lot
- The Harvard team behind PDIA are producing practice notes on their work, including case studies and eventually a toolkit. Not usually a big fan of toolkits, but this one might be worth it.
Fighting HIV with MTV in Nigeria. The impact of edutainment on social norms. If you like your evidence RCT’d this one’s for you.
Where is the ‘African’ in African Studies? ht David Mwambari
This is both charming and a fascinating portrait of a child comic genius. ‘I don’t try to be funny or it’s not funny’