Thursday, 17 September 2009

Here's an episode of Radio 4's Iconoclasts on the effectiveness or otherwise of foreign aid.

Kevin Watkins (who works on UNESCO's Global Monitoring Report) says:

"It's absolutely clear that a lot of aid is not maximising its potential, in many cases you have donors who are pursuing the wrong policies, propping up the wrong governments, not having the right focus on stabilisation and growth-orientated policies...that's all a given, we all accept that."
Health warning: Linda Whetstone (International Policy Network) is shrill and misinformed throughout.

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