Fortnightly links: aid and democracy, empowering women, South Sudan, and more

Sarah Blodgett Bermeo has a great, non-technical, post explaining what we know about the relationship between aid and democracy.

Interesting evidence from IPA on the nuances of using tools of financial inclusion to empower women.

Oxfam UK has a (short) reflective report on how they came up with their “killer facts” on wealth inequality, and the lessons learnt along the way.

Charles Kenny describes the need for, and possible approaches to, global collective action on antibiotic resistant bacteria.

In the New Yorker Helen Epstein tells the sad tale of South Sudan’s descent into conflict.

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.

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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