I’m topping and tailing today’s post with the African origins of France’s World Cup winning football team. Ht Winnie Byanyima for this infographic
This is an enchanting and uplifting 45 secs. Anyone know which country these kids are in? Special props to the ‘little hype man’.
New ”Practical Guide to Measuring Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in Impact Evaluations” from the measurement geeks at J-PAL.
What Can Men do to Advance Women’s Equality in academia? Lots of good suggestions here – add your own to the Google Doc
Nigeria, one of Africa’s two wealthiest economies, has overtaken India as home to the world’s greatest concentration of extreme poverty.
15 leading academics, including 3 Nobel winning economist, argue that $bns of aid dollars can do little to alleviate poverty while we fail to tackle its root causes. Big critique of aid micro-effectiveness agenda, which provoked a lot of commentary and push back on social media.
Back to the World Cup. Trevor Noah just keeps getting smarter and funnier. Here he is responding to a letter from the French Ambassador on who won – France or Africa? Plus a spin-off article about what the exchange says about different attitudes to race and identity.