Fortnightly links: Turkish elections, ‘Our home, our people’, Conversations in Development, and more

75-year old Rupeni Vatugata, with his wife Losena, watches their story unfold in 360-degree virtual reality (Credit: Tom Perry/World Bank)
75-year old Rupeni Vatugata, with his wife Losena, watches their story unfold in 360-degree virtual reality (Credit: Tom Perry/World Bank)

Just how democratic were the most recent elections in Turkey? Ella George offers the detailed and depressing backstory.

Tom Perry talks about Our home, our people, a World Bank-Fiji Government project that incorporated 360-degree virtual reality storytelling, videos, audio, a website, a photo exhibition, and dozens of individual stories to tell the human stories behind the Fiji climate vulnerability assessment.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has reported that the UN plans to launch a screening system to prevent former employees guilty of sexual misconduct from finding new jobs with its agencies or other charities.

Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders are designing games to fight opium and inequality, reports Reuters.

Conversations in Development is a podcast about issues in the foreign aid and development sector. It’s co-hosted by journalist Olivia Rosenman and Cufa CEO Peter Mason. The first three episodes have looked at how aid fails (including some discussion of PNG), the role of aid in conflict, and child labour.

A new study by the Center for Global Development and the Tent Partnership for Refugees has found that as many as 2.1 million working-age refugees live in major urban areas in developing countries, likely close to employment opportunities, but most are not allowed to work.

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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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