Feb 10, 2009

Foreign aid

Easterly has made a nice summary of the conference he organized on foreign aid here. Among the presentations, Duflo and Easterly made interesting slides, but my favourite comment is this one, by June Arunga: "Aid money is diverting African skilled professionals away from private enterprise to writing proposals for NGOs.”
Reminds me how the UN money here is diverting skilled students away from private enterprise to orgnaizing conferences in Rio de Jaineiro.

3 comments:

cosimo said...

...or to take notes at expert meetings

Anonymous said...

...or to organise not one, but 'a series of conferences' in various exotic and non-exotic but equally appealing locations.

Maria

Dany said...

...or to write useless paper and blog entries instead of be working with real people...