Sunday 25 Feb 2018 | 01:33 | SYDNEY
Sunday 25 Feb 2018 | 01:33 | SYDNEY

Aid and development linkage



19 November 2010 13:47

  • Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's recently announced 'Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness' for Australia’s aid program has been welcomed by many.  All eyes will be on the progress and outcomes of this review and there will be even bigger expectations for how the findings will be implemented. 
  • William Easterly has a great piece in the New York Review of Books 'Foreign Aid for Scoundrels' (thanks Raoul).
  • A fresh look at cash–transfer programs by Newsweek' There seems to be proven success in middle-–income countries, however, little evidence the same could be said for low–income countries (thanks Ms Higgins).
  • Correction on my last linkage; Australia in fact ranks equal 11th alongside the United States and Austria in the Commitment to Development Index undertaken by the Center for Global Development (CGDEV) in Washington. Thanks to Julie from the CGDEV for pointing this out.
  • A micro–finance crisis is brewing in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I won't pretend to understand the finite details of this crisis, however, these articles (listed from most recent) will provide an interesting insight: two from The Economist, Reuters, David Roodman's (CGDEV) microfinance open book blog, The New York Times, and The Economic Times.

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