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CGD Senior Program Associate Owen Barder is quoted in the Scotsman about the upcoming G8 meetings. "The [UK's] objectives for the summit are ambitious but achievable if our political leaders are willing to give sufficient priority to them…The aid and debt targets are achievable: compared to other public spending programmes, only modest additional resources are needed, and straightforward institutional changes would improve the impact of aid. The trade objectives will be more difficult."
This Economist article cited CGD Senior Fellow Steve Radelet and Policy Analyst Mvemba Dizolele.Excerpt from the MCA Blog June 25, 2005On June 23, The Economist took a closer look at the MCC. "MCC Hammered: In Praise of a bold but unloved aid agency" highlights the merits of George Bush's flagship development program and the challenges at hand.
Research fellow Todd Moss was interviewed for this LA Times piece about the G-8 aid proposals. "The record of lots of aid leading to economic growth and transformation is an old idea from the '50s that's never been shown to work," Moss said. "I am very skeptical it will lead to sustainedeconomic growth in Africa, absent of major changes inside some of these countries."