Extreme Third World Farmer Challenge: the winners

I have to apologize for taking so long to put together the winners list for the Aid Thoughts Extreme Third World Farmer Challenge. Finally, here we go:

The entry with the best overall score is *drumroll*…

Minae Seog from Dartmouth College! With a score of 4,485, Minae beat out the competition by a whopping 2,645 points. As soon as we can arrange it, Minae will win a free copy of our special Aid Thoughts  edition of Dead Aid, scrawled with critical notes and expletives by Ranil and myself (she’ll need to e-mail me her address first). Congrats Minae!

The entry with the highest Human Development Index is….

Bet Caeyers from Oxford University with an HDI of 0.75. As no one reported very reliable life expectancy figures, the HDI measure is limited to just the income and education dimensions. Since the winner of this category isn’t a blogger, Bet will get to nominate which blog will be free of Aid Thoughts snark.

When I have a little more free time on my hands, I ‘ll put up a link with all the entries, and a little more detail on how the scores were put together. Until then, congratulations to the winners, and thanks for playing.

2 thoughts on “Extreme Third World Farmer Challenge: the winners

  1. Ranil Dissanayake

    June 6, 2011 at 12:00pm

    Well done guys!

    Minae – any delays in getting your AidThoughts edition of Dead Aid are entirely my fault. It’s currently getting a little sunshine in Zanzibar, because I’m scared of our postal system, and only just organised a way of sending it to Matt for forwarding on (and maybe deleting some of my expletives and irrational outbursts of hate).

    Matt and Bet – i’ve noticed we’ve been pretty low on the snarkometer recently. After Bet nominates a blog, we’ll have to step up our efforts to be irritating to all the other blogs to give some relative relief to the winner…

  2. Ranil Dissanayake

    June 6, 2011 at 12:02pm

    by the way, Minae, that’s an insanely high score. Maybe you’ve missed your calling?

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