Monday, June 29, 2009

Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Dambisa Moyo grew up in Zambia. She holds a master’s degree from Harvard, an MBA from American University, and a doctorate from Oxford, and has worked for the World Bank and Goldman Sachs. She is the author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa.

And she makes a great deal of sense. Please take the time to watch these short videos.

Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 1 of 5
Dambisa Moyo says $1 trillion in foreign aid to Africa has not helped the continent.
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Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 2 of 5
Dambisa Moyo explains how she escaped the dire poverty that marks Africa today.
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Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 3 of 5
Dambisa Moyo describes the unique Africa–China relationship, and why she supports it.
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Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 4 of 5
Dambisa Moyo responds to her critics.
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Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 5 of 5
What would happen if the aid taps to Africa were shut off in five years? Dambisa Moyo responds.
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