Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More
Devex: President Obama takes ‘victory lap’ at global development summit “President Barack Obama — and key members of his foreign policy team — enjoyed what many called a development ‘victory lap’ this week in Washington, D.C. Officials billed Wednesday’s White House Summit on Global Development as one part ‘celebration’ and one part ‘recommitment.’ In the…More
Reuters: Brazil scientists find Zika traces in Culex mosquitoes in wild “Brazilian researchers on Thursday said they found signs of the Zika virus in a common mosquito that is a separate species from the insect known to be the primary means of transmission…” (Prada, 7/21). Washington Post: Zika is found in common Culex mosquitoes, signaling…More
Baltimore Sun: Capitol Hill’s shameful indifference to Zika Editorial Board “…Only one group seems remarkably unconcerned about Zika and the threat it poses to public health: the men and women of the United States Congress who left Washington last week for a seven-week recess without approving a dime more in spending to combat Zika. ……More
Post and Courier: Zika aid first, politics later Editorial Board “Predictably but sadly, Congress left Washington last week without approving funding to fight the deadly Zika virus. Members are pointing to those on the other side of the aisle as the culprits. But voters should see it as a colossal failure of both sides. ……More
Ghana’s low investment in household sanitation is evident from the low rates of improved sanitation.
Veracities on David Card and Stefano DellaVigna’s work in progress on what gets in top economic journals. They have data on submissions to top journals and assess how editor and referee assessments relate to subsequent citations. On Let’s Talk Development, Damien de Walque on giving income transfers to mothers vs fathers, and how a Belgian painting may have it all wrong. Andrew Gelman on some issues with reproducibility in economics and the reluctance of journals to consider comments. I like this: “I do think there’s an unfortunate “incumbency advantage” by which published papers with “p less than .05” are taken as true unless a large effort is amassed to take them down
Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 163 Author(s): Celia McMichael, Priscilla Robinson Behaviour change is central to the prevention of many population health problems, yet it is typically difficult to initiate and sustain.
Read article here: Erratum to: Complementary school garden, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene interventions…
Yesterday marked the end of a power-rationing program in territories of inner Venezuela, which began in April to reduce the country’s energy consumption. But turning the power back on is only a marginal relief when the country’s economy remains in free fall and the nation’s poor suffer from widespread hunger and malnutrition. The Plan to
The most important word in “public policy” is “public” — the people affected by the choices of policymakers. But who are these people? And what do they care most about? Policies evolve as the concerns of generations change over time. Regardless of whether you are generation X, Y, or Z, people want the same things: prosperity and dignity, equality of opportunity, justice and security.