The Realities of International Aid

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Tori Hogan describes how working for a foreign aid organization in Africa made her realize that poorly managed aid can sometimes do more harm than good. In Beyond Good Intentions: A Journey into the Realities of International Aid she offers improvements to the way we offer aid overseas.


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Comments [4]

Jonah from Nyc

They should buy land for the refugees to farm and wind tubines that condense water from the air.

Oct. 04 2012 12:59 PM
William from Manhattan

All well and good to criticize aid programs. Doubtless they need reform, but what would conditions be like without them?

As a side note, rarely does one of your guests use "I" and "me" as much as this one. For someone who claims to focus on helping others, her language points squarely back at herself.

Oct. 04 2012 12:52 PM
Amneris from New jersey

Canned food: a diet of BPA.

Oct. 04 2012 12:48 PM
john from office

Len, can you ask where do the aid workers eat and get their food??. Do they eat the same food??

Oct. 04 2012 12:47 PM

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