Global Development Institute Blog

What limits the impact of foreign aid programmes? If frontline workers had freedom to experiment could aid effectiveness be improved? What in the aid bureaucracy and political environment constrains flexibility? David Hulme & Nicola Banks lead this exciting discussion with ESID’s Pablo Yanguas, author of new book ‘Why we lie about aid’ and Daniel Honig of Johns Hopkins University, author of new book ‘Navigation by judgement: why and when top down management of foreign aid doesn’t work’.

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