Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Corruption and aid

The Globe and Mail has this web comment on why the mere presence of some corruption doesn't mean we should avoid aid to Africa:
No one who works with the poor denies the corrosive effect of corrupt regimes.

Yet, the reality is that there are ways to make debt cancellation and aid effective in such environments. Moreover, such resources should be deliberately channelled into building the very institutions that combat corruption.

Read it.

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