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.

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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.