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  • Reply to: ​Aid, Growth and Causality   1 day 14 hours ago

    I think Galiani et all are addressing the wrong question, because the analysis assumes that the purpose of aid is economic growth. The purpose of aid should be to end poverty and hunger on a sustainable basis, for which economic growth may or may not be relevant -- and may often be counterproductive as it may simply increase inequality and leave the poorest behind. The question - as Gandhi famously phrased it - is does aid restore the poorest to control over their own lives and destinies.

  • Reply to: Were the poor left behind by the health MDGs?   1 week 5 days ago
    Ah yes, sorry, it should have been footnoted. Here it is: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
     
  • Reply to: Inequality of opportunity: the new motherhood and apple pie?   1 week 6 days ago

    A thoughtful article and a catching title...."Motherhood and apple pie" sounds very sweet however in contrast to the harsh realities of inequality and its cruel impact on many people's lives.

  • Reply to: Were the poor left behind by the health MDGs?   2 weeks 1 hour ago

    Could you provide the list of 64 countries finally included in the analysis?

  • Reply to: Inequality of opportunity: the new motherhood and apple pie?   2 weeks 2 hours ago

    Assessing inequality of oportunity in society is key to the formulation of intervention programmes both by Governments and non-state actors especially in developing countries. Cant agree more. Cannt agree any more. Spot on!!