Researching the politics of development



PODCAST – In conversation on what makes aid effective

21 May 2018
What limits the impact of foreign aid programmes? If frontline workers had freedom to experiment, could aid effectiveness be improved? What in the aid bureaucracy and political environment constrains flexibility?
David Hulme and Nicola Banks lead this exciting discussion with ESID’s Pablo Yanguas, author of new book, ‘Why We Lie about Aid: Development and the Messy Politics of Change’, and Daniel Honig of Johns Hopkins University, author of new book, ‘Navigation by Judgement: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn’t Work’.