FT Undercover Economist on aid effectiveness

Tim Harford at the FT has an article in today’s FT weekend magazine which endorses the ideas in my recent working paper, Beyond Planning: Markets and Networks for Better Aid.

I’m envious of Tim’s ability to  express the ideas so much more succinctly and clearly than me.  He writes:

it might be easier to change the rules of the game to encourage real competition than to change behaviour

That’s my argument in a nutshell.

Tim also writes:

if you imagine a Howard Schultz of Starbucks attempting to “harmonise” the world coffee-bar industry, you can see how idiosyncratic the harmonisation agenda actually is.

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