Does aid create more problems than it solves?

With guests
Albert Honlonkou, Mutemi Wa Kiama, Pedro Matos

Episode notes

We ask an aid worker, an activist and an economist.


Does aid create more problems than it solves?

As a region, Africa accounts for around 20% of US aid. In fact, development projects throughout the continent depend on this money.

But some argue that there is little evidence that aid produces economic growth. Instead they say aid encourages a culture of dependency and corruption.

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