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Building disaster resilience in the Pacific, and other news (13 August 2019)

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Spotlighting the Pacific climate fund, a wind farm in Pakistan, and research into groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa

Each week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • Australia aims to scale up foreign aid support in the Pacific, channelling AUS $500 million for renewable energy and disaster relief projects throughout the Pacific region. Read more at Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Behavioural interventions have proven crucial in promoting toilet use and eradicating open defecation in India. How can they be scaled up to ensure sustainability of usage? Read more at Down to Earth (India).
  • A new renewable energy plant was opened in Pakistan, aiming to boost the country’s supply of clean energy and provide 50MW power to thousands of people and businesses. Read more at the News (Pakistan).