2010 Annual Conference: Best and Worst of Aid

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DRI’s 2010 annual conference presented new findings, discussions, and debates on the best and worst of what has happened in aid. Speakers included DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, CEO of the Institute for State Effectiveness Claire Lockhart, Vice President of the South East Region in the World Bank Isabel Guerrero, Founder of The Independent Andrew Mwenda, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Lant Pritchett. The full conference agenda is available here and select audio clips can be viewed below.

Coverage on the Aid Watch Blog:
March 15, 2010 – Worst in Aid: The Grand Prize
March 17, 2010 – Best in Aid: The Grand Prize
March 22, 2010 – How is the aid industry like a piano recital? A defense of aid
March 31, 2010 – Three Afghan Success Stories

Clare Lockhart – The Best and the Worst of International Efforts on Failed States

Lant Pritchett – Historical Lessons: What did Development Aid Do Best? What Did it Do Worst?