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Brexit and Truthiness

In which I fact check and annotate today's Vote Leave leaflet Read the full post »
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Do middle-income countries really get more aid than low-income countries?

Hans Rosling, using ODI data, said that middle income countries get three times as much aid as low income countries, per person in poverty. Actually low income countries get 79% more aid per poor person than middle income countries. Read the full post »
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Aid transparency: are we nearly there?

There is good news and bad news in the 2016 Aid Transparency Index, which is published today. Read the full post »
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Why taxing global companies is hard

Should the profits on scotch whisky be taxed in Scotland, where it is made, or China where it is sold? And what about Google? Read the full post »
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Will we be the first generation to eradicate malaria?

This isn't the first time that Bill Gates and the UK government have announced a $3bn plan to eradicate malaria. Read the full post »