Chinese aid

Despite critics, China's development clout continues to expand

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By Lean Alfred Santos

China's development portfolio has been growing rapidly over the past few years. Now, it is poised to become the third-largest donor to the Pacific, Devex has learned.


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Sounding off on Bill Easterly’s take on the SDGs

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Bill Easterly's comments on the proposed sustainable development goals offer no surprise, and Devex generally agree with him.

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Vuvuzela

Sounding off on Bill Easterly’s take on the SDGs

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Bill Easterly's comments on the proposed sustainable development goals offer no surprise, and Devex generally agree with him.

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