Panel: Why Bother with Aid?


Does aid to poor countries make any difference? Doesn’t it just line the pockets of corrupt officials? What’s the government spending our money on? Doesn’t aid make developing countries dependent? Is there such a thing as ‘good’ aid and ‘bad’ aid? Panellists include: Ed Newell (Chair) – Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and Director of the St Paul’s Institute, and co-author of What Can One Person Do? Paul Vallely – Associate Editor of the Independent and co-author of the Commission for Africa Report. Surayo Yuldasheva – works in her home country of Tajikstan with the Ecumenical Consortium in Central Asia. Natasha Hughes or Sheena Sumaria – Founding President of U8 – an inter-university international development forum, linking together students from around the globe.

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