This month, we bring you the first in a regular series on the blog – showcasing newsworthy articles, blogs, and essays currently being read by staff around the IGC.
- Can Democracy combat ethnic terrorism? – Road expenditure data from Kenya offers a revealing glimpse into how democracy (or the lack of democracy) affects ethnic favouritism through public expenditures
- We can end poverty, but at what cost? – On reading the small print, a closer look at the cost-effectiveness of cash-plus anti-poverty programmes
- Everything is yours, everything is not yours – Captivating long form piece about a young girl’s journey out of Rwanda.
- Doing the Math on AIIB Governance Who will be the main influencers and players in the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
- How football moved the goalposts for girls in rural India – Can the power of play be harnessed to change attitudes towards women’s empowerment
- Bridge the Gap between Research and Policy, one Panel discussion ( and 145 studies) at a time – World Bank blog discusses how bridging the gap requires considerable investments into building meaningful relationships between researchers and policymakers
Stay tuned for the next ‘Reading roundup’.