Category: Foreign Aid

Bond markets and good governance—a match made in heaven

(January 31, 2011) Bond markets have taken the profligate Spanish government to task. Foreign aid officials take note.

Africa’s stolen medicine

(January 27, 2011) In Geneva on Wednesday, Stephen Harper predicted that the $40-billion United Nations initiative on maternal care will create a “wave of hope” across the developing world. No one doubts that hope is desperately needed. In Canada, a woman’s lifetime risk of dying in pregnancy or childbirth is one in 5,600. In Niger, it’s one in 16.