Public funds for private gain

The planned global Education Outcomes Fund--the UN seems onboard--would create markets for “non-state” providers while guaranteeing profits for private investors that purchase “impact bonds.” Image: Aikawa Ke (via Flickr CC).…

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The president’s footballers

Star players in Cameroon’s national soccer team have always doubled as PR pawns for the protracted rule of Paul Biya, the country’s aging and hard-line head of state. Samuel Eto'o taking a penalty during a match for Cameroon in 2010. Image credit…

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