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challenging conventional wisdom

October 11, 2010

Keeping a self-imposed pace is more difficoult than expected, so probably for the time being we just post “one new thing every once in a while” and see how it goes.

In the meantime, a couple of blog posts/papers that challenges two of the main assumptions of the last few years on development and poverty.

Duncan Green on where the bottom billion live and what it does (Paul Collier, adieu) http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?p=3699

The blog post is based on this paper here affirming that most of the world’s poor no longer live in poor countries( meaning low-income countries (LICs).

And Chris Blattman on the fact that (based on evidence) poor and unemployed young don’t seem to be a source of social instability.

Ah, an interesting debate rising here on whether or not obesity should be a development issue. I guess it should. Really.

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