There is no doubt that under the current global economic environment, it is important to support the most vulnerable among us. However, we should not echo the need for additional aid without holding African's accountable for what has already been given. There is still rampant corruption and poor governance in Africa and while aid may be more productive now than it has ever been, actual impact from what is already being provided is still questionable. Aid is still highly fungible. So while I agree, Africa may need extra help coming out of this crisis but this should also be used as an opportunity to enforce good governance systems that can eventually reduce the regions dependency on aid.