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.


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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