Blog Round-up

Real life has interfered with my ability to write long pieces, so I’ll post some interesting links:

The Global Integrity Commons links to a depressing account of Nigerian lawmakers gaming the system to conceal gains from corruption.

Kevin points out that invading Burma won’t help anybody access aid. I didn’t even realize people were calling for invasion.

The Overseas Development Institute explains the five things we have to do to address the food crisis.

Friday night blog round-up

Technology and social enterprise is reviewing the Playpump, a merry-go-round that harnesses childrens’ play to pump water from village wells.

Peter Casier is wondering if anything has gotten better in Sudan.

Shanta Devarajan has a post up about export controls on food as a response to the food price increases. Even while fearing a world food crisis, I am amused that India specifically delineates non-basmati rice.

Lastly, Chris Blattman’s got some great charts about economic recovery.