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In "The Bride Price," a compelling feature in Sunday's New York Times, correspondent Barry Bearak and photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair (photo featured in this post) focus on the all-too-common phenomenon of early marriage in
At a CGD event (presentation slides available) earlier today, Koos Richelle, Director General of the European Commission’s EuropeAid, laid out the priorities of his organization, the fifth largest source of development assistance, with refreshing candor and humor.
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson normally makes lots of sense but I think he missed the mark on Wednesday in Global Warming’s Real Inconvenient Truth (free registration required). Samuelson starts with a quote from a column he wrote in 1997:
Global warming may or may not be the great environmental crisis of the next century, but -- regardless of whether it is or isn't -- we won't do much about it.
The leaders of the eight most industrialized countries (the 'G8') meet on July 15-17. Development has not been at the top of the agenda for the Russian Presidency, and President Putin is likely to shift the emphasis away from Africa, which took top billing at the 2005 Summit hosted by Prime Minister Blair in Gleneagles.
Bill Easterly weighs in about possible pitfalls in the Gates-Buffett merger in Sunday's Washington Post. A central message: It's not about how much, but how -- how money from the outside, whether private or public, can translate into better health, education, employment and other long-sought aims in low-income countries.
In a hugely disappointing outcome, International trade negotiators made so little progress in Geneva this past weekend that they gave up and went home early. The lack of leadership was stunning and blame can be spread widely. Despite the great gains that India has reaped in recent years from globalization, its trade negotiator decided that a World Cup game was more important than arriving at a key negotiating session on time.