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The problem with foreign aid

Power as well as money must be handed to the recipients

More people in developing countries want to set the agenda in development aid. ©SIA KAMBOU / Stringer

Can a sclerotic, half-century-old foreign aid system change? That question is now being asked by its primary clients—the people of developing countries. Between 2011 and 2013, in a study for the United States development agency USAID, my associates and I spoke to more than 500 such people in nine countries, from Peru to Sri Lanka.…

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