Development Aid

The truth about development aid

May 08,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Mark Suzman US President Donald Trump’s recently released 2018 budget blueprint proposes deep cuts in US foreign aid, prompting a discussion on the role of such spending in improving the health and wellbeing of the world’s most vulnerable people. This discussion is important, because, […]

As Aleppo burns, we need to face the dark truth about where our foreign aid actually goes

Foreign aid is a bargaining chip with developing countries, securing contracts for British oil, finance, infrastructure and military contractors, often structured via British tax havens, from the City of London Joel Benjamin For Syrian civilians in Aleppo, caught in a brutal civil war since 2011 with relentless shelling, barrel bombs […]

Rethinking Robin Hood

COLUMNS Rethinking Robin Hood Angus Deaton | Published — Thursday 23 June 2016   International development aid is based on the Robin Hood principle: Take from the rich and give to the poor. National development agencies, multilateral organizations, and NGOs currently transfer more than $135 billion a year from rich […]