If you have time listen to the live chat and feel free to leave a comment if you wish. The topic of aid to Africa and why it is not really working is a very relevant one. As Africa keeps on pounding the G8 (including Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe with his illegitimate government) for more financial aid the question is really …….. how can the world touch Africa to bring sustainable development and help? Over centuries the world have been looking for an answer ….. and it is still looking. For far too long African leaders pocketed millions of foreign aid and the rest of the Africa innocent is still sliding back into poverty ………..
Morning Edition, March 17, 2009 ·
Steve Inskeep talks with Zambian-born economist Dambisa Moyo about her book Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa. Moyo has been a consultant for the World Bank and an economic sub-Saharan Africa specialist for Goldman Sachs. She says American and European good intentions discourage innovation and breed corruption.
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