Fortnightly links: sustaining escapes from poverty, the fog of war, Google staff protest, FGM in East Africa, and more

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ODI has an interesting new paper on sustaining escapes from poverty.

The McLeod Group Blog talks about the tensions between development work and diplomacy, and consequences for aid effectiveness.

Google staff staged an unprecedented series of walkouts last week in protest of the company’s treatment of women.

An article in the British Medical Journal’s Global Health Blog explores the challenges of fake news for humanitarian actors in conflict zones – ‘the fog of war’.

Gallup reports on a new survey, which reveals just how low subjective well-being is in Afghanistan.

The Guardian reports on the decline of FGM in East Africa. The associated journal article is here, and shows just how varied rates of change have been between different countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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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.

Sachini Muller

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

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