Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn’t succumb to it.
Beijing’s unusual largesse has fuelled suspicions in the US and India that Gwadar is part of China’s future geo-strategic plans to challenge US naval dominance.
Meanwhile, a new bill going through the US Congress attempts to block $450 million in aid to Pakistan for its failure take action against the Haqqani Network.
The choice of Angus Deaton as winner of the 2015 Economics Nobel comes at a time when there is increasing global concern about rising inequality.