Corruption in foreign aid takes many forms and is generally viewed as an obstacle to social and economic progress in developing countries. Less clear is how donor agencies and governments should address it.
With the UK's European Union membership in the balance, Sir Brian Barder and Owen Barder make a final case for participating in "a shining example of international cooperation which inspires the rest of the world."
On June 15, John Kerry and Vidar Helgesen signed a joint statement to protect forests. While the statement falls short on new commitments, it spotlights the critical importance of forests to climate objectives.
Despite current migration policies, the line between fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity is blurred. Owen Barder and Hannah Postel call for greater protections for all survival migrants.
Is suspending health aid an effective response to corruption? Bill Savedoff, Amanda Glassman, and Janeen Madan advocate using health program outcomes—rather than corruption levels—as the guiding benchmark for donor decisions.
In Europe, the debate over refugees and asylum-seekers has been plagued by inflated figures, confused labels, and political gridlock. In honor of World Refugee Day, Owen Barder and Hannah Postel shed some light on the facts.