Fortnightly links: CO2 emissions, epidemics, food waste, South Sudan, and more

Children at Kapuri School, South Sudan (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Children at Kapuri School, South Sudan (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Hannah Ritchie and Max Rosser have a tidy summary of trends in carbon dioxide emissions and their relationship to development.

In the New York Times, Tina Rosenberg writes on the new Center for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which is looking to accelerate vaccine development and approvals. (And if you’re in Canberra and interested in the topic of pandemics and emerging infectious disease, do mark our Aug 7 evaluation forum on your calendar).

This post on the New Food Economy blog will make you think again about food waste – and about the importance of methodology, definitions, and transparency in research and media reporting.

Michael Bachelet and Kate Geraghty’s report in the Sydney Morning Herald provides insights into the human costs of conflict and famine in South Sudan. Their travel to the region was funded by CARE Australia and the Campaign for Australian Aid.

If some development-related TV is what you’re after this weekend, the latest episode of ABC’s Foreign Correspondent [30 mins] examines GiveDirectly’s basic income trial in Kenya. It also looks at the aid industry and political economy of aid more broadly.

Camilla Burkot

Camilla Burkot is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre, where she works primarily on our program of research on Australian aid effectiveness and edits the Devpolicy Blog. 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.

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.

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