employment

0 Surprise surprise, young people don’t want to stay on farms

A farmer in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Increasingly fewer young people in developing countries are aspiring to lives as farmers. The trend is not new, nor is it a problem faced only by poorer nations. What we now have is a better sense as to why it is happening. Jennifer Leavy and…

0 PRI’s Joanne Silberner on Mental illness in Uganda

Health journalist Joanne Silberner, former health policy correspondent based at NPR’s flagship in DC and now (lucky for us) based here in Seattle at the University of Washington, has done an excellent report on the lack of mental illness care in Uganda for PRI’s The World. I’ve done a few…

1 Guardian: Job creation more important than fighting maternal mortality or malaria

The Guardian’s Claire Melamed says new research on development in Sub-Saharan Africa indicates that “providing jobs for young people was considered more important than reducing maternal mortality, providing universal primary education, or reducing the spread of malaria.” Job creation and retention is a central political strategy for most rich countries,…