The Financial Times quotes CGD president Nancy Birdsall on the G-20 and G-8.
From the article:
"One by one, those central issues migrated to the G20. Paradoxically, given its composition, the G8 responded by focusing on development issues affecting the poorest countries. Sadly these are the most susceptible to posturing and the substitution of pieties for action. As Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development in Washington, puts it: “All the G8 really does in development is aid, and it doesn’t do that very well."”
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