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What place in the world are you looking to learn more about? We've got recommendations on the latest news and research for all the major regions, so that you can see what's going on in your neck of the woods, or see how things are playing out somewhere a little further afield.

If you would like to recommend a source, article, blog, podcast, book, or whatever else, either from your country or elsewhere, whether in English or any other language, share it with us by emailing crl2 (at) williams (dot) edu, and we'll get it up.

Our latest recommendations

The value of social distancing in the developed v. developing world (blog post on VoxEU)

This blog post by Mushfiq Mobarak and Zachary Barnett-Howell provides a succinct explanation of why “lockdown” has different costs and benefits in somewhere like the US versus somewhere like central Africa.

Prof’s Pick: Remittances and what their decline means for development (recommended by Prof. Caprio)

With economic decline looming and borders tightening in the developed world, remittances are going down the tubes. Michael Clemens of the Center for Global Development explores what this means for development.

Podcast: “Lessons from the Ebola Crisis on dealing with Covid-19”

In this Vox Talk, Oeindrila Dube discusses an experiment she had been running in Sierra Leone for community health outreach, and how helpful those interventions were during the Ebola outbreak. From April 9, 2020.