The Trouble With Aid – Development Drums podcast

A new book The Trouble with Aid: Why Less Could Mean More for Africaby Jonathan Glennie (the Christian Aid representative in Colombia) says that aid can do more harm than good.

In the latest edition of the Development Drums podcast, I talk to Jonathan about his book.  He explains why he thinks that we need to take a more complete view of the positive and negative impacts of aid, and he disagrees with my view that aid can be made to work better.

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Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and