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Cry the beloved world

Stephen Howes

The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in China starting in December last year. We watched on with growing alarm, but thought that it wouldn’t happen here. The second wave has been unfolding from mid-February onwards in the rich…

How is Tuvalu securing against COVID-19?

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By Carol Farbotko and Taukiei Kitara As of 1 April 2020, there were no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tuvalu. The country is, thus far, free of the pandemic. How has this been achieved and will it continue?…

COVID-19: implications for Australian aid 

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By Stephen Howes There is no part of Australian life that the current pandemic is not touching. Here are the some of the likely far-reaching implications for Australian aid. To start with, the pandemic and resulting economic fallout have thrown…

Avoiding the wrong lessons on aid and corruption

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Is development aid an effective solution to lifting countries out of poverty? Some argue that aid plays a central role in promoting economic development in the poorest countries, while others are still very sceptical. A recent World Bank research paper…