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Click here (opens Google Reader) to access my weekly selection of mainstream news articles covering rich-world policies and practices that affect poor people in developing countries.
This week's development policy news focused on global health and the role of developing countries in the financial crisis.
Sample articles: Tuberculosis: A New Pandemic? (CNN: 11/17/08)
While many people in developed nations think tuberculosis is a disease that the world has overcome, the truth is that drug-resistant TB is rampant in many parts of Africa. In this article, award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey depicts the plight of the 40,000 new TB-infections per year through a series of photos. Emerging Countries Called Key to Global Recovery (New York Times: 11/18/08)
Several business executives, government officials, and economic experts gathered Monday and Tuesday for a conference on China's role in the global economy. They agreed that China and other emerging market economies account for 30% of global GDP and that rescuing the economy is impossible without the inclusion of these economies. Read all the articles from this week (opens Google Reader)
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