Also online this month is an exclusive interview by ASH Smyth with Dambisa Moyo, former employee of the World Bank and Goldman Sachs and author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa (Allen Lane). Since its publication earlier this year, Moyo’s book has attracted worldwide attention for its forthright argument that foreign aid is not helping—and perhaps is damaging—most African countries. (Read Prospect’s review by Kevin Watkins here.) Last month, Time magazine named her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
As Moyo acknowledges in the interview, she is not the first to make this claim about aid, but is perhaps to first to offer a comprehensive list of economic policies for nations to follow instead. Will African leaders step up and follow her advice? Leave your thoughts below.