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“Dead Aid” Revisted. Guest Post by Jessie Rust-Smith

A guest post by Jessica Rust-Smith, reviewing Dead Aid, a year after it was published. “One year later, does Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo’s call for the end of aid to Africa still hold sway when the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa is declaring Africa’s Successes?…..Among her many criticisms of aid are its resulting distortions in African markets, its ability to prop up weak and ineffective governments, and most importantly, its perpetuation of a vicious cycle of aid dependency. She calls for an end to the crippling practice of aid to Africa.”

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World Aids Day Events 2009

WORLD AIDS DAY 2009 EVENTS: BENEFIT: Voices Of Hope (Casey House) World AIDS Day concert with Dr Draw, Julie Michaels and others. 7 pm. Free (donations appreciated). Metropolitan United Church, Queen and Church. caseyhouse.com. LECTURE: Climate Change And Food Security Panel discussion on how climate change will undermine global food production. 7 pm. Free. OISE, [...]

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Toronto Events: November 9-15

LECTURE: The Global Economy Discussion A post-Keynesian analysis of current events. Tuesday, November 10. 7:30 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416-340-1865. BOOK LAUNCH: Harvest Pilgrims Mexican And Caribbean Migrant Farm Workers In Canada Launch of a book of photographs by Vincenzo Pietropaolo. Tuesday, November 10. 7-9 pm. Free. Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen W. [...]

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Toronto Events: October 12-October 18

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: BLOG ACTION DAY 2009: Climate Change Thursday October 15, 2009. Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action [...]

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Three Reasons to Question the Gates Foundation

Writing a paper on how global health governance and financing is changing made me aware of the influence the Gates Foundation has in setting the global health agenda.  As well as learning about its achievements, I also started learning about some of the critiques people have made of the Gates Foundation approach. The Facts: The [...]

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Has Africa been D-Listed?

The Globe and Mail recently ran an article called “Banned Aid” on the new funding approach to international development agencies in Canada. Canada has made recent changes to their funding approach restricting their major funding to 20 key countries essentially abandoning countries like Malawi, Rwanda, Niger among others (they still give some aid but it [...]

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Top Posts of 2008

A recap seems to be the thing to do in the blogosphere, although I’m a few days too late.  I got my inspiration here: Blood and Milk and Global Health Report.  So, here are the top five most popular posts on my blog in its first year – its a surprising mix! Ethiopian Nativity of [...]

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