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You’ve heard the arguments for charity before, but much of what Rugasira has to say might be new to you. It’s well worth 20 minutes of your time to confront your own thinking with Rugasira’s. I spoke at the same conference, but I can’t think of any talk I’ve heard on development—certainly including mine—that I found more thought-provoking than Rugasira’s.
As donors gather next week in Rome to pledge funds to the International Fund for Agriculture Development , they may be wondering where the United States is. Given the generally high marks this independent fund earns for development effectiveness, the uncertainty around a US pledge is troubling. In this “America First” moment, it’s worth asking when it comes to IFAD, what’s in it for the United States and what will be lost if the United States drops out?