The number games in aid

Of the $50 billion promised, Oxfam calculates only $30 will be delivered. The missing $20 billion is just 0.0006% of G8 GNI, yet is enough to put every child in school or stop millions of children dying of malaria.

Irungu Houghton, calling upon donors to meet their aid commitments. 


Okay – so this has been said before in a million different ways; but it merits repetition. More money does not automatically imply better outcomes. At some level, these simplistic statements must hurt, rather than help the cause of development.

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