Each week on Engage, we aim to share with you a selection of links to articles and stories about the Australian aid program and international development that we find interesting or noteworthy. Here’s a snapshot of online stories this week:
- Australia became a member of the World Bank when the organization was established in 1944 and together we have achieved many important milestones. This week, the report Australia and the World Bank: Unlocking Potential, Achieving Results was published. With the release of the report, the World Bank has published complementary materials, including this video and this interactive timeline of the 68 year partnership. There’s also a blog post by Ulrich Zachau.
- We learnt some interesting facts about the improvements in gender equality in Tanzania in the World Bank blog Is this a woman’s world?
- The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog explained this week that despite above-average rainfall and falling food prices in Africa’s Sahel region, the food crisis is far from over in Sahel’s chronic hunger crisis demands long-term solutions
- RMIT University’s Ho Chi Minh City Campus in Vietnam is breaking new ground with the first internationally recognized, cutting-edge engineering program offered at a foreign university and taught completely in English. This article shares student Huy Nguyen’s experience.