Interactive Africa; fairtrade goes foul?; CIA vaccinations; GAVI wonk wars; Zambia and Ghana graduate; IMF on taxing capital inflows: links I liked

interactive map from the Guardian (not this one, that’s just a screen grab – click on the link)Guardian interactive map Has Fairtrade become the victim of its own success? So you want to catch Osama bin Laden. I know, let’s do it by risking the reputation of one of the public vaccination campaigns. Way to go, CIA. (And apparently, it didn’t even work…..) The arguments over GAVI continue – first Max Lawson posts some criticisms, then Owen Barder responds, now MSF and Oxfam come back at him. We now await the inevitable response from Owen’s. Ah that elusive last word…… Some good news: Zambia and Ghana are the 27th and 28th countries the World Bank has reclassified as middle-income since the year 2000 ‘A 1 percentage point increase in a country’s capital inflows/GDP ratio warrants a 0.87 percentage point increase in the optimal level of capital inflow taxation.’ The IMF continues to rethink its old opposition to regulating and taxing hot money capital flows, from the latest IMF Economic Review]]>

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