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CGD: Quality of Official Development Assitance Assessment

Authors: Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas

The United States may be the largest donor of foreign assistance in the world, but it ranks among the lowest in terms of quality and effectiveness of its aid, according to a report by the Center for Global Development (CGD), in cooperation with the Brookings Institution, that assesses more than 150 countries' foreign aid money.

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Evaluating Progress on the UN Millennium Development Goals

Speakers: T. Charles Cooper, Robert C. Orr, and Samuel A. Worthington
Presider: Gail D. Fosler

Experts discuss the role of the UN Millennium Development Goals as a framework for new government development policy, the importance of increasing aid funding transparency with developing nations, and the impact of the financial crisis on the developing world.

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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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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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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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