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Short-Term Impacts of Improved Access to Mobile Savings, with and without Business Training: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania - Working Paper 478

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:01:50 +0000


This paper presents short-term results from an experiment randomizing the promotion and registration of a mobile savings account among women microentrepreneurs in Tanzania, with and without business training. Six months post-intervention, the results show that women save substantially more through the mobile account, and that the business training bolstered this effect. 

How Prevalent Is the “Euromanel”?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:22:26 +0000

How Prevalent Is the “Euromanel”?

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Christal Morehouse, Alla Volkova, and Silvia Fierăscu of The Open Society Foundation (OSF) have just issued a fascinating report on the gender breakdown of speakers at 23 high-level conferences across Europe—including nine forums, six conferences, four meetings, three summits, and a games and an ideas lab.

Last, Best Chance for Food Aid Reform?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:13:52 +0000

Last, Best Chance for Food Aid Reform?

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Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) have teamed up with Democratic colleagues Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) to introduce new legislation that would reform US international food aid to deliver more help to more people in crisis, faster.

China Seen Slowing Spending On Belt And Road Energy Projects (Bloomberg)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:16:32 +0000

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From the article:
China’s thirst for overseas energy investments is slaking, at least by one tally.

They Aim To Help People In Distress, But Each Year Scores Of Aid Workers Are Killed On The Job Worldwide (LA Times)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:13:22 +0000

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From the article: 
The recent killings of three humanitarian aid workers in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants have sent shock waves throughout the humanitarian aid community and illuminated the increasingly precarious landscape such personnel must navigate to help people in areas of conflict and instability.
But the slayings were not an anomaly.