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The changing face of development aid - A new OECD definition of development aid now includes more forms of military assistance and measures to house and process refugees within a member state’s own borders. So what's the future of aid?

Lost in translation: Development versus tradition - When we give, what sort of aid are we supporting? Is it what local people want or need or what development agencies or investors themselves want and need? And at what cost or opportunity to local cultural beliefs or traditions and practices?

The story of aid - Rich countries started giving money to poorer countries in the nineteenth century when European powers like Germany, France and Britain funded infrastructure in their colonies to benefit their own economies.

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Aid Transparency Launch

Re-engineering Aid: A Bold Agenda for the 21st century - Richard Feachem of The Global Fund summarises the history of foreign aid over the past 60 years, evidence of its effectiveness, and the current controversies that surround it. Feachem proposes some building blocks for a new foreign aid model, more suited to the geopolitical and economic realities of the twenty-first century.

Andrew Mwenda takes a new look at Africa - In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the "African question" -- to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent.



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TEDx Talk: A small change to aid, a big impact on urban poverty - IIED - @aidnography - @aidnography - @aidtransparency - @intldogooder


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