Monday, February 27, 2006

Humanitarian Aid

Interesting article about Afghanistan, which once again underscores that aid is not about how much money is spent, but how it is spent.

1 Comments:

Blogger Noumenon said...

Another case of money being wasted was the reconstruction of the road between Kandahar and the capital Kabul, which the government estimated would cost $35m.

It was eventually built by USAID and ended up costing more than $190m, Mr Ghani says.


I thought I read a whole WSJ article about how this road was becoming a symbolic item or restoration for us and we were pushing it through even though security concerns meant we had to provide helicopter support 24-7. Is that cost in the $190 million? Oh well, whatever. Why do you never see a news headline "Charities doing a bang-up job"?

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