Sebastian Mallaby, columnist for the Washington post and author of The World's Banker will be joining Steven Radelet, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, and Michael Klein, IFC's Chief Economist, at a book launch for The Market for Aid on Thursay 16th June.
Venue: IFC Auditorium, 2121 Penn Avenue, NW, Washington DC (K-street entrance)
Time: 2pm - 3pm Thursday 16th June
The World Bank says this about the book:
In an accessible style Michael Klein and Tim Harford analyze some of the hot topics in the aid industry today. They argue that the aid industry is changing, old models of aid are under pressure, and both donors and recipients will ask more and more of aid agencies in the future. The chaos of competition and the search for new ideas are frightening to some and risk harming the people whom the industry is supposed to benefit. Yet at the same time there is a tremendous opportunity for harnessing competition to improve performance and find better ways of helping the poor. Klein and Harford argue for rigorous methods of evaluation and creative use of the private sector to produce a more effective aid industry in which new experiments are encouraged.
I don't think that pretends at objectivity, but it might at least be informative.