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Friday, July 08, 2005

Stop the Aid?

Crazy Diamond found this Der Spiegel interview with a Kenyan economist. His claim is that all the aid going to Africa from the US and Europe is causing more harm than good, and that if the aid were to be ended, the African people would quickly learn to stand on their own two feet.

I think this is worth thinking about. Are we really helping with all our generosity? Or are we involved in creating a vicious cycle of dependence? In college I took a class on world food supply issues, and the teacher said that food aid has always been more about the rich countries getting rid of their surpluses than it was about truly helping the poor countries. I've since heard several times that the food aid tends to undercut the local food markets, causing the farmers to go under. This economist is making that same claim.

Anyway, something to think about. Do the Africans really need our billion dollar aid packages? Or is there a better way we can support them in their economic development?

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