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The Archbishop of Cape Town and Sen. Barack Obama on Faith and Development

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of South AfricaThe importance of involving communities and civil society organizations in development features prominently in the discourse of international agencies. Community involvement is vital, we hear, to reforming dysfunctional education systems, fighting disease, and overcoming corruption. But we hear much more about communities than from them.

Can More and Faster Aid Mean Better Aid?

Koos RichelleAt a CGD event (presentation slides available) earlier today, Koos Richelle, Director General of the European Commission’s EuropeAid, laid out the priorities of his organization, the fifth largest source of development assistance, with refreshing candor and humor.