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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 foreign aid to poor countries and the impact of the financial crisis on immigration.
Sample articles:
Treasury Eyes Plan to Boost Charities (Financial Times: 12/23/08)
The UK Department of Treasury is considering a new approach to providing foreign assistance to poor countries. Under the MM proposal, the UK government would entice wealthy UK citizens to increase donations toward the Millennium Development Goals with a 50% tax relief on donations.
Immigrants Return Home (National Public Radio: 12/23/08)
At this time in the year, Latin American immigrant usually head back to their home country for vacation. However this year many will not return due to the financial crisis in the United States.
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