Africa and the Middle East

Is There Such a Thing as Bad Aid?

August 21, 2013

Economist Dambisa Moyo presents a provocative look at aid to Africa in the last installment of the 2013 McCloskey Speaker Series. In the above clip, Moyo argues that NGO aid disincentivizes some African countries from empowering themselves.

Watch the full conversation where interviewer Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson and Moyo delve into ending the cycle of aid dependency, what can be done instead and why China’s investment in the region works better than Western aid.