Fortnightly links: global poverty, non-violent protest, vaccine trial, pro-aid ad, and more

Max Rosser has a great primer on global poverty.

A joint investigation by Univision and seven Latin American media outlets reveals deep, systemic injustices in the public defense institutions in the region.

Bloggingheads has a fascinating discussion on the efficacy of non-violent protest and whether it might have worked in Syria.

In an op-ed, Neil Howard of the University of Antwerp challenges what he sees as misrepresentations of voluntary child labour as trafficking.

Last week, coinciding with World Malaria Day (April 25), the World Health Organization announced a three-country field trial of the most promising malaria vaccine to date. Commencing in 2018, the trial will test the RTS,S vaccine in 360,000 children under the age of 2 in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya.

A post on the Just Giving blog reports the results of an interesting informal experiment involving signing up for 100 charity email lists.

“What has aid ever done for anyone?” A clever new pro-aid ad from Save the Children UK, based on the (in)famous Monty Python sketch.

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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