(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 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.
(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 28, 2010) Last night Canadian lawmakers defeated legislation that would hold mining companies accountable to taxpayers—who subsidize their investments through the Export Development Corporation—and citizens in the developing world on the front line of such investments. Read the story from the Globe and Mail below.
(October 15, 2010) New figures show that most of the foreign aid money sent to East Timor is not actually spent inside the country.
(October 14, 2010) While corruption in Uganda becomes more endemic, the World Bank continues to hand over millions of dollars of foreign aid funds – not realizing that this money is making the situation worse, writes Brady Yauch.
(October 5, 2010) China’s ability to play both sides of the foreign aid game – as giver and receiver – highlights one the many contradictions in the development “industry”, writes Brady Yauch.
(October 4, 2010) An increasing number of experts say efficient and accountable tax regimes, not foreign aid, are vital in promoting development, writes Brady Yauch.
(September 30, 2010) Trying to achieve the targets set out in the Millennium development goals is worthwhile, but relying on foreign aid handouts, rather than internal policies to do so, is not, writes Franklin Cudjoe from African Liberty.org.
(September 15, 2010) Another public figure takes aid to task for failing to achieve its goals after more than 60 years, writes Brady Yauch.
(September 3, 2010) A group of scholars and other leaders from across Africa call on the British public to end foreign aid handouts to the continent, writes Brady Yauch.
(September 2, 2010) The impact of a disaster on a country’s citizens may have more to do with politics than nature, writes Brady Yauch.