Category - Global development policy

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Fortnightly links: artificial intelligence, the Cook Islands, Chinese aid and more

Our World in Data has an excellent blog post that brings together its previous work on long-term improvements in human living conditions. The EU is pouring money into Africa’s poorest economies, hoping to stop the tens of millions of migrants and refugees leaving these countries for Europe, but...

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From little things big things grow: measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture

Five years ago, under the shade of a Kachere tree in rural Malawi, a woman named Grace told me a story. It was a story of prolonged drought. Having nowhere to turn for advice, she felt a heaviness watching crops fail not just in her own small garden, but also in her neighbours’ and then the whole...