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Prospect online this week: the trouble with Dead Aid

By Tom Chatfield  

Is western aid a gift or a curse for Africa?

In a web-exclusive article for Prospect this week, Kevin Watkins—an expert on international development and aid, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Global Economic Governance Programme—looks at Dambisa Moyo’s book Dead Aid and its controversial thesis that western governments should replace their current aid policy for Africa with “a hefty dose of cold-turkey.” What should we make of this radical position?, he asks: “Is it time for…

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