Foreign Aid

Interview

Holbrooke: Pakistan Aid Inadequate

Richard C. Holbrooke interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

The international response to Pakistan's flood disaster has been inadequate so far, says Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special representative to the country. He says Washington is contacting international governments and is sending more aid, including helicopters to assist in relief efforts.

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Video

Beyond Relief: Helping Haiti

Speakers: Pamela Cox, Arvind Subramanian, and Michele Wucker
Presider: Marcus Mabry

Watch experts discuss the political and economic challenges facing Haiti and the role foreign aid can play in the country's recovery and development.

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Audio

Beyond Relief: Helping Haiti (Audio)

Speakers: Pamela Cox, Arvind Subramanian, and Michele Wucker
Presider: Marcus Mabry

Listen to experts discuss the political and economic challenges facing Haiti and the role foreign aid can play in the country's recovery and development.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Banned Aid

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati

As the Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo argues, the concept of foreign aid is flawed -- not just because corrupt dictators divert aid for nefarious or selfish purposes but also because even in reasonably democratic countries, aid creates perverse incentives and unintended consequences.

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