Posted: 14 Feb 2011 06:25 AM PST
Jason posted a great link earlier this week to a post on Owen Barder’s blog about the defense of aid as in the donor’s national interest. Owen nets out here:
It is in our national interest to see faster development and the end of global poverty, and we should not be shy about saying so. But we should think twice before using this as the central plank of the case for more effective development policies and more aid. People do not need to be persuaded to care about global poverty: they do need to be convinced that there is something we can do about it.
Some random thoughts:
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