In a post last week, Martin Ravallion pondered the issue of caring equally about poor people wherever they may live. He provides his thoughts on the merits of overseas development assistance (ODA) to MICs and points out several reasons why it may be time to revisit graduation thresholds. The post generated some buzz, including on The Economist’s Feast and Famine blog. Read it here. Also there are some interesting comments on his post from various experts, as well as a separate post on the topic by Shaida Badiee, Director of the Bank’s Data Group. Read them here.
Is aid data transparent? If this intrigues you, check out the “global aid data visualization” competition being run by The Guardian. Visualize the world of aid and it’s transparency and win $2000. The competition ends on 29 November, 2012. Find out more here.
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