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Aid & development linkage


Danielle Cave


18 February 2011 11:21

Cross-posted from our companion blog, Interpreting the Aid Review.

  • An interesting Guardian Focus podcast on land grabs in Africa, coupled with a Guardian blog post analysing the buy-up of millions of hectares of farmland across Africa. 
  • Five myths about microcredit, found here, at the Atlantic. Myth 1: Microcredit is a proven path out of poverty.
  • I didn't think it was possible to match the drama caused by the saga that was Jason Sadler and his 1MillionShirts to Africa (Interpreter coverage here). Apparently World Vision USA is giving it a good go. World Vision USA and the NFL (American football league) are partnering to send 100,000 misprinted NFL shirts to developing countries across Africa. Follow the controversy as development bloggers unleash their disapproval here and here.
  • UPDATE: Reader Stuart lets us know that Freakonomics has a great discussion on the T-shirt issue. 

  • Tony Abbott's statement that 'charity begins at home', in relation to his proposed cuts to Australia's aid program, produced a flurry of commentary (here and here on this blog). This ABC panel provides a good summary and discussion of the debate thus far.
  • Does the public care about development' Owen Barder authors an excellent blog post that contains more than a few scenarios applicable to the current discussion surrounding Australia's aid program.