Tag: "USAID" in Building Markets

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Old aid vs new.

  Today was one of those days where the past and the future bump right up against each other and for a moment you can easily see their stark contrast. The past is this: T... More
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US government success touted as failure in Afghanistan

Some amazing good news was wrapped up in what appeared to be some shocking bad news today. Politico, AP, ABC, and others are reporting that a jaw dropping $360m of US govt mon... More

Till Bruckner is (partially) right, but so am I

Till Bruckner came back to me with a very thoughtful response at AidWatchers. In reading it, I found myself agreeing with much he said. This is because I am not suggesting h... More
Mr. Issa - please ask the Marines at Camp Pendleton.

Banditry in the US Congress? USAID vs. Contractors.

In the coming days the US Congressional Committee on Oversight and Reform is going to hear arguments for and against USAID efforts to reform how it distributes US taxpayers&#... More
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Aid vs. Development

How can we consolidate aid and development not only into a single discussion but also into an approach that helps developing nations grow beyond the challenges of hunger, pove... More
Yes, we have no transparency today.

Transparent, yes. But transparent what?

I find myself in the awkward position of disagreeing with Bill Easterly. Awkward, because a) he is very smart, b) he is very popular in the aid world, and c) I am a big fan.... More
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Holy Cow! Aid industry gets hit by 8.5 richter scale quake.

Well I just about fell off my chair when hit by an email 20 minutes ago. How can an email shove me off a chair? It told me that the biggest aid actor in the world was about ... More
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The Skoll Forum (one year later)

PDT was extremely fortunate to win the Skoll prize a year ago. It changed everything for us. We found ourselves within a community of social entrepreneurs who face many of th... More

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