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Foreign aid to Ukraine: Lessons from the literature on strategic foreign aid

27 September, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Ukraine is currently receiving substantial inflows of foreign aid from western donors to help the country withstand the Russian aggression. The foreign aid flows partly reflect altruistic motives from the donor side, but also donor’s domestic strategic foreign policy objectives as the war is seen as part of a battle over the future world order. In this brief, Anders Olofsgård, discuss the academic literature that has analysed the existence and consequences of strategic motivations behind aid flows more generally, and draw some preliminary insights for the case of Ukraine.

Arctic lakes act as ‚Äúreactors‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúchimneys‚ÄĚ for carbon dioxide

27 September, 2022 - Umeå universitet

Many lakes are found at high-latitudes in arctic areas. Yet, their remote location and long winter periods make studying these systems difficult. This period of ice-cover and subsequent ice-melt is of significant importance for understanding CO2 emission from arctic clear water systems, Dirk Verheijen shows in his thesis at Umeå University, Sweden.

Results in TIMSS linked with earlier studies in maths and science

27 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

For the first time has all data of grade eight students or equivalent of earlier international large-scale assessments in mathematics and science been linked and scaled to the series of TIMSS. This means that we now have comparable data for grade-eight mathematics and science since the 1960s. International large-scale assessments have been increasingly important for […]

Trees get overheated in a warmer rainforest

27 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The ability of rainforests to store carbon can decrease in pace with climate change. This is due to photosynthesis rates in the leaves of rainforest species falling at higher temperatures and the trees’ natural cooling systems failing during droughts.

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