Friday, December 21, 2007

The problem with foreign aid to Africa

From the Seattle WA USA PI newspaper.

Summary: Aid projects that ignore local culture and situations, corrupt dictators that oppose building roads, steal aid money, or fail to keep them in repair, aid money spent for foreigners to be consultants or to buy supplies from foreign firms, etc.

Conclusion: not much. but they comment that in the future most money will go to democracies where gov't is more likely to make sure it gets to the voters, not their own pockets.

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