Does the $500 million Jobs Compact for Ethiopia represent innovative finance for development or a risky gamble?
UK parliamentarians have instructed Andrew Mitchell to impose conditions on foreign aid to fragile or conflict-related countries such as Rwanda and Malawi. Have they given thought to what happens to the poor when aid is withdrawn as a punishment for bad government?
The Ethiopia Commodities Exchange is a brave initiative to hook up farmers to customers they would never find within narrow local markets.
Fashionable selections of development success stories should be qualified by the reality that data collection in Africa is slow and unreliable.
The UK International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, has a tough job in expanding UK aid when other government spending is being cut. His bilateral aid review chooses some risky partners.