In the GEG blog series on the (dead) aid debate, Lindsay Whitfield has argued that the central concern should not be whether to give more or less aid, but about the objectives of aid and how it is given. In this final contribution to the series, Whitfield proposes a new vision for foreign aid and a set of concrete reforms to achieve it.
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March 4, 2010 / aid
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In an earlier contribution to this GEG blog series The (Dead) Aid Debate, Lindsay Whitfield looked at macro-level relationships and effects of aid dependency in African countries. But, she writes, the problems with aid also have to do with micro-level relationship and the everyday practices of aid agencies and how aid is given. Concrete examples of ‘aid in action’ can tell volumes about why aid has such a limited impact on economic development and poverty reduction.