Fortnightly links: slavery, brain drain, Aung San Suu Kyi and more

Boy in Raymah, Yemen (Julien Harneis/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)
Boy in Raymah, Yemen (Julien Harneis/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

RDI has a very helpful catalogue of research permit requirements for Pacific and (some) Asian countries.

A new paper in World Development suggests Paris Declaration style aid quality has an impact on whether aid works or not. (An ungated version is here.)

Think of slavery and you picture a historical problem, yet modern day indenture remains persistently common. A new ILO report finds that in 2016, more than 40 million people were victims. The most common forms include debt bondage and forced labour, with the domestic work and construction industries among the worst offenders.

The US response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico has been so slow, and the situation so dire, that international charities are sending aid to Puerto Rico, according to this article.

What happened to Myanmar’s human rights icon? Hannah Beech profiles Aung San Suu Kyi for the New Yorker.

The Guardian reports on the brain drain of Uganda’s medical staff.

Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. He heads our program of research into Australian and New Zealand aid. Terence’s research interests include aid policy, the politics of aid, and governance in developing countries. He has recently finished his PhD, studying voter behaviour in the Solomon Islands elections. Prior to commencing PhD study Terence worked for the New Zealand government aid program.

Tara Davda

Tara Davda is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She has a Masters in International and Development Economics from Crawford School of Public Policy. She has had a range of professional experience overseas, including in Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and most recently with IPC-IG / UNDP Brazil. She provides research support for the Development Policy Centre’s research on PNG, including statistical analysis, writing and survey and fieldwork assistance.

Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at the ANU and her interests lie in research and the aid and development sector, particularly in Asia and the Pacific.

Camilla Burkot

Camilla Burkot was a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre, and Editor of the Devpolicy Blog, from 2015 to 2017. She has a background in social anthropology and holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and has field experience in Eastern and Southern Africa, and PNG. She now works for the Burnet Institute.

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