Fortnightly links: Ophelia Dahl, Yemen, and the ‘runaway bag’

Ophelia Dahl presenting at MIT Media Lab's Director's Fellows program (Tom Saito/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)
Ophelia Dahl presenting at MIT Media Lab's Director's Fellows program (Tom Saito/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)

The New Yorker profiles Ophelia Dahl. Ms Dahl founded the pioneering health NGO, Partners in Health, with Paul Farmer. (As an intriguing aside, she’s also Roald Dahl’s daughter.)

In the New Yorker Nicolas Niarchos, writes of the sorrows of war in Yemen, and the culpability of international actors.

MSF is testing a new strategy: a ‘runaway bag‘ for healthcare when people are fleeing.

Andrew Natsios, a former administrator of the US Agency for International Development, writes on the implications of Trump’s foreign aid budget for the rest of the world.

A new report by CARE International has revealed the most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017.

Raluca Dragusanu and Nathan Nunn provide good evidence showing that, in Costa Rica, fairtrade certification provides real benefits to farmers, although not necessarily to farm labourers.

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Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. He heads our program of research into Australian and New Zealand aid. Terence’s research interests include aid policy, the politics of aid, and governance in developing countries. He has recently finished his PhD, studying voter behaviour in the Solomon Islands elections. Prior to commencing PhD study Terence worked for the New Zealand government aid program.

Sachini Muller

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

Tara Davda

Tara Davda was a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre from 2016 to 2018. She holds a Masters in International and Development Economics from Crawford School of Public Policy, and currently works at Abt Associates.

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