Policy News Roundup – Clinton vs Congress, Spinning the Haiti Crisis, and more
FOREIGN AID REFORM
Brookings blog gives Obama a B- for his work on global development in 2009, and wonders if Shah will preside over an “agency without agency” in 2010.
Rajiv Shah was sworn in as USAID administrator on January 12th
Renowned International Economist Jagdish Bhagwati reviews Dambiso Moyo’s controversial book, Dead Aid
William Easterly has edited a new book, along with Jessica Cohen, What Works in Development, published by Brookings.
POLICY SPINS ON THE HAITI CRISIS
Is the recent US government assistance to Haiti more military intervention than humanitarian response?
On the bright side, Haiti could transform itself after quake
According to the Austrian school economists, a market-based recovery is the only way Haiti will transform itself
CGD Paper finds that educating girls has a positive impact on a country’s ability to adapt to extreme weather.
Post-Copenhagen perspectives from developing country participants