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Monday, January 24, 2005

Does it take a tragedy to help?

A conversation with Prof. David Morrison on aid in the post-tsunami world - Arthur - Trent University
According to Prof. Morrison, “there are new questions being asked that were not publicly asked before” as a result of the tsunami. “We may see the Canadian government pushed, as a result of the tsunami crisis, into a more progressive policy in terms of untying Canadian aid.” Untying allows the recipient countries to purchase locally and often to obtain more competitive prices. “Historically, tied aid has reduced the real value of aid to recipients by about 20 percent from what they would be able to buy in the open market,” said Morrison....


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