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[Book Review] From Aid to Trade: Lessons Learned from Haiti

Haiti is a country that has been almost “NGO’d” to death. In their new book, From Aid to Trade, Daniel Jean-Louis and Jacqueline Klamer (full disclosure: two former colleagues of mine) highlight this issue in a clear and meaningful way. 1,404 more words

Development

From the darkness of disaster...

I first met Maya Gurung last year, a few days after a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Maya was recovering from the amputation of her left leg at a Kathmandu hospital. 113 more words

Asia

News You Really Need To See: “China and Africa: A Despot’s Guide to Foreign Aid”

“China and Africa: A Despot’s Guide to Foreign Aid” The Economist, April 16-22, 2016 http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21697001-want-more-cash-vote-china-united-nations-despots-guide-foreign “Pity the UN ambassador of a small African country each time a vote is called in the General Assembly. 25 more words

HumanRights

Watkins not impressed with Little's Niue 'scandal'

Oh dear, Mr Little’s allegations about the Niue hotel do not find favour with Tracy Watkins in her political opinion piece today. Ms Watkins is more usually a cheerleader for Labour and Little, but not today. 788 more words

Politics

Polio-Endemic Pakistan

By Heba Ijaz

Since Nigeria was declared endemic-free last year, Pakistan has become one of two remaining countries where polio is still an endemic viral infection. 1,010 more words

News You Really Need To See: "China and Africa: A Despot's Guide to Foreign Aid"

“China and Africa: A Despot’s Guide to Foreign Aid”

The Economist, April 16-22, 2016

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21697001-want-more-cash-vote-china-united-nations-despots-guide-foreign

“Pity the UN ambassador of a small African country each time a vote is called in the General Assembly. 326 more words

News You Really Need To See

EU Aid: where development goes to die

The Telegraph has a great piece lambasting the spending of the European Development Fund, an entity “managed by the notoriously spendthrift EuropeAid and has – it is fair to say – not covered itself in glory.” 220 more words