Saturday, 23 July 2011

What is the rationale for foreign aid?

The argument continues. Here's Hugh White's response to Annmaree's response.

I'm not 'anti-aid'. But I do think that we should be clear about what the aid program is trying to achieve, and I think both the Aid Review and the Government's response have left that very muddled. Both say that the primary purpose of Australia's aid is to 'overcome poverty'. Is that something aid can do?

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