Fortnightly links: languages in development, The Gambia’s migration exodus, Sean Dorney visits PNG, and more

Sean Dorney says goodbye as he leaves PNG, possibly for the last time (Foreign Correspondent: Craig Berkman)
Sean Dorney says goodbye as he leaves PNG, possibly for the last time (Foreign Correspondent: Craig Berkman)

Do RCTs, or for that matter individual case studies of any sort, have any role in producing knowledge that can be used elsewhere? Mary Ann Bates and Rachel Glennerster discuss.

ABC reporter Sean Dorney makes an emotional final visit to PNG.

New research suggests that languages generally have a low priority in development, leading to subpar interpretations and confusion in communities about the objectives of aid projects.

A group of young Gambians are highlighting the potential benefits of staying in The Gambia, trying to change the ‘migration exodus’ mindset.

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who passed away recently, is remembered not only for his work, but his warmth, decency and grace, reports BBC News.

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Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. His research includes work on aid policy, the politics of aid, and governance in developing countries.

Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.

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