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Job Advert (2 Positions): ActionAid Malawi Responsive Mining Governance Project

In April 2013, Mining in Malawi blogged that Tilitonse, a grant-making facility for Malawian-based CSOs jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development, Royal Norwegian Embassy and Irish Aid, launched a  99 more words


Will better sanitaton and nutrition reduce stunting?

A trial is underway in Zimbabwe to measure the independent and combined effects of improved sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and improved infant diet on stunting and anemia among children 0-18 months old . 326 more words


Why are the poor poor?

When I was at University, I used to have a postcard on my wall with a quote from the Catholic Archbishop Helder Camara on it: “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. 449 more words

Africans pay 66 times more for electricity than people in the UK

I knew that most of sub-Saharan Africa doesn’t have much in the way of electricity, but now I know why.

The figure in the headline is from the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), and shows the effect of decades of inefficient markets, chronic under-investment, and clearly unhelpful policies that mean 621 million Africans live without access to electricity. 806 more words


What I’ve learnt about the relationship between poverty and biodiversity, part 2…..

Part 1 in this series highlighted the importance of ecosystem differences. In part 2 I discuss some of my recent thoughts on the use of income as an indicator of poverty alleviation… 464 more words


Will Maryam Nawaz invest Michelle Obama's $70 million in other provinces of Pakistan

This week we were treated to scenes of Maryam Nawaz Sharif standing with Michelle Obama as the First Lady announced an investment of $70 million as part of a  583 more words

Saturday Morning Reading #52

Here’s your Saturday Morning Reading…

1. WorkDev #3: Climbing the career ladder | Maia Gedde – WhyDev

Great advice aimed at those who have worked a couple of years in development but need to think about what happens next. 432 more words