Like you, we sometimes spend our lunch-breaks catching up on old TED videos – especially when one of our Advisory Council members is involved!
Check out Paul Collier’s TED@State  talk in which he explains the problems with current post-conflict aid plans, and suggests three ideas for a better approach.
Collier is Professor of Economics and Director for the Centre for the Study of African Economies  at Oxford University. His work focuses on the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. He addition to serving as Associate Professor at the Université d'Auvergne, and Fellow of the Center for Policy and Economic Research in London, Collier is also a member of the WDR 2011 Advisory Council.
Formed to offer guidance on emerging WDR thinking, the Council consists of leaders and individuals of global repute from countries and organizations across the globe, including representatives from emerging economic powers, regional organizations as well as leaders from conflict-affected states.
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