About Aid Watch
The Aid Watch blog is a project of New York University's Development Research Institute (DRI). This blog is principally written by William Easterly, author of "The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics" and "The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good," and Professor of Economics at NYU. It is co-written by Laura Freschi and by occasional guest bloggers. Our work is based on the idea that more aid will reach the poor the more people are watching aid.
"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking." - H.L. Mencken
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See this brilliant analysis.
I just found out about another contribution to the exploding development satire field. It’s in EXTREMELY bad taste, is often disgusting, and always features lacerating and offensive satire … therefore, some of you will LOVE it. It’s based around a blog called HR International (to keep our blog’s PG-13 rating, I will not at this time spell out[…..]
@chrissiy: links for Chile mapping response including Google tools, @Ushahidi http://bit.ly/b80EvW @saundra_s Latest Post: Chile may not need or want foreign assistance http://bit.ly/cLct9C @AidNews Chile earthquake: Emergency funds released http://dlvr.it/3mL5 @AidNews PHOTOS: Massive quake hits Chile http://dlvr.it/3lwR @dfid_uk #Chile #earthquake : A #DFID assessment team is on standby. We remain ready to provide humanitarian support if[…..]
As of 11 am today (2/26), Jeff Sachs has started posting on Twitter as @jeffdsachs. Here is some of the early traffic in which yours truly has a tiny stake (I have omitted who did the T for privacy): (anon): Just noticed that @bill_easterly is following @jeffdsachs but not vice versa / Hilarious @bill_easterly: This hurts[…..]
A Post From @kiwanja UPDATE 2/24 3:30 PM. There have been a lot of great comments and discussion back and forth.