(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.
(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 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 24, 2010) When the United Nations agreed on the Millennium Development Goals a decade ago, it was a triumph of consensus. But with five years to go before a self-imposed deadline, failure on many fronts is a real possibility. German commentators discuss why this is so.
(September 21, 2010) Writing in the Financial Post, long-time aid critic William Easterly says the best way to achieve the Millennium Development Goals would be to promote trade, not aid.
(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 2, 2010) The impact of a disaster on a country’s citizens may have more to do with politics than nature, writes Brady Yauch.
(August 23, 2010) Behind Pakistan’s calls for aid funds to deal with the fallout from devastating floods are allegations that previous aid funds were diverted for other uses, writes Brady Yauch.
(June 27, 2010) Probe International’s Executive Director Patricia Adams participates in a debate on the effectiveness of foreign aid. The debate originally aired on BNN.
(March 3, 2010) Criticism of the high salaries being offered to contractors working with AusAID, Austrialia’s national aid agency, is the latest example of the increased scrutiny facing aid agencies around the world. The criticism comes after a recent audit showed that a number of aid workers are earning more money than the country’s Prime Minister. And they’re doing so tax-free.
(November 9, 2009) China’s prime minister said his country will give $10 billion in loans to African countries without any political strings attached.
(May 08, 2009) Sweden’s foreign aid may not have any long-term positive effects for developing countries, according to a comprehensive review of Swedish foreign development assistance.