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Where does aid money really go -- and what is it spent on?

Where does aid money really go -- and what is it spent on? | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Rich nations may report impressive aid spending, but large amounts of aid money never actually leave donor countries, explains an expert.
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Is 'gap yah' volunteering a bad thing?

Is 'gap yah' volunteering a bad thing? | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Building a school or digging a well abroad might make people feel good, says Daniela Papi, but it can be counterproductive.
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It's become just another exploitative industry.

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Charities criticise S Africa aid cut

Charities criticise S Africa aid cut | Global Politics - Other Stuff | Scoop.it
Oxfam and Action Aid have criticised the UK after ministers announced that direct aid to South Africa will stop in 2015.

 


"This is what happens when aid clashes with politics."

Mark Doyle BBC International Development Correspondent

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Cheap political expedience - it's just like having Blair back.

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