Saturday, November 1, 2014

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The conventional path for improving healthcare is to build more hospitals and train more doctors. But could Africa speed up progress by 'hacking' its way to success?
As can be seen in the way the UN talks about poverty in its Sustainable Development Goals draft, its understanding of the problem is profoundly misconceived.
How can humanitarian agencies ensure that they help the most vulnerable and most in need rather than simply the easiest to reach or those in the least risky environments?
Research released by a coalition of African and UK partners reveals that Africa loses almost six and a half times the amount of money that it receives in aid.
At the Rivonia Trial in 1964, Denis Goldberg (along with Nelson Mandela) was jailed for life for trying to bring down the apartheid state. Half a century on, what has changed?
According to proponents, direct cash transfers not only cut out admin costs and losses to corruption. They are also more empowering and effective.
Using the pivotal example of the Ethiopian famine in 1984-5, Suzanne Franks explores the media's ability to mobilise public opinion and philanthropic action in an unprecedented way.
Burundi's revenue authority has dramatically increased government revenue, but it's struggling for funds itself.
Addis Ababa is growing fast and set to expand further, pitting the government against Oromo activists, seeking to protect their rights.

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