Fortnightly links: Ghandi’s ongoing relevance, Pakistan’s ten billion tree tsunami, humanitarian journalism, and more

(Credit: Umair Abbasi/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)
(Credit: Umair Abbasi/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

An interesting discussion paper from Gabriella Montinola and Sarah Prince provides evidence suggesting aid is better at improving infant mortality in countries where women are more empowered.

In the New Yorker, Pankaj Mishra weaves and ducks amongst Mahatma Ghandi’s critics, from both the left and right, to make the case for Ghandi’s ongoing relevance.

On Policy Forum Pod, Caren Grown (Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank) and Sharon Bessell (a lead designer of a new, gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty) discuss why gender equality and good data are key to ending poverty in all its forms.

Pakistan’s ‘ten billion tree tsunami‘ is a positive step towards reversing deforestation.

A new report into humanitarian journalism, based on a four-year multi-country study, looks at questions not explored before such as how governments influence the international reporting of humanitarian issues.

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Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller was a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.

Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a research fellow at the Development Policy Centre. His research focuses on political governance in Western Melanesia, and Australian and New Zealand aid.

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