(January 31, 2011) Bond markets have taken the profligate Spanish government to task. Foreign aid officials take note.
(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.
(January 17, 2011) Probe International obtains internal CIDA documents that show the aid agency failed to detect the fraudulent use of its funds in Zambia.
(January 11, 2011) One option for Haiti is to make it a U.S. territory like Puerto Rico, writes Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams.
(January 7, 2011) Alex Dupuy, a native of Haiti, is a professor of sociology at Wesleyan University, talks about why foreign aid has continually failed Haitian citizens–and this time it’s going to be no different.
The merry-go round of aid: Foreign aid goes in and comes out in developing countries flush with cash
(Dececember 30, 2010) Brady Yauch writes that a recent World Bank program in India has reignited the debate on when “developing” countries should stand on their own two feet.
(December. 23, 2010) Canada’s foreign aid agency once again finds itself in the middle of a corruption scandal involving its funds.
(December 17, 2010) U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar announced today that criminal prosecution of firms and individuals caught defrauding the World Bank and the other multilateral development banks is an important deterrent, but use of this tool varies widely among the banks.
(November 24, 2010) As Haiti looks to the future, Probe International’s Executive Director Patrica Adams questions a reliance on foreign aid, writes Alanna Wallace from The Cord.
(November 19, 2010) A speech given at the University of Waterloo by Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams, on the failure of foreign aid in Haiti.
(November 15, 2010) A corruption scandal in Zambia involving top officials in the Health Ministry has links to Canadian foreign aid, writes Brady Yauch.
(November 15, 2010) Food aid in Haiti is the real reason the country is struggling to feed itself.
(Nov. 12, 2010) Probe International’s Executive Director, Patricia Adams, recently participated in a panel discussion on foreign aid, hosted by Radio Canada International.
(November 12, 2010) More evidence on the growing chorus of African leaders that say a more efficient taxation system beats foreign aid in promoting development, writes Brady Yauch.
(October 21, 2010) Ethiopia may be a model on some issues, but not on human rights, writes Leslie Lefkow.