Links I Liked

October 26, 2015

     By Duncan Green     

Top geek cartoonist XKCD supports World Polio Day, while managing to satirise innovation fetishistsXKCD on World Polio Day

price of lightOn the other hand, for all the tech sceptics out there, here’s the price of light over the last 700 years, from Max Roser

Where to go for reliable gender stats, including that 2/3 of the world’s illiterate adults are women: the UN’s new The World’s Women 2015: Trends and Statistics

New study of examples of disabled women living in poverty successfully engaging in the market

Five (rather interesting) myths about poverty, growth & inequality from ODI’s Chris Hoy

Article summarizing World Bank’s Berk Özler’s talk, summarizing the state of evidence on Cash Transfers

Road deaths are the leading killer among the world’s 15-29 yr olds, & highest in poor countries

Handwashing awareness raising isnt normally thus funky. 2m video from Nepal [h/t and background from World Bank]

October 26, 2015
Duncan Green