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A Big Rethink in How to Aid People Beset by Crisis

Posted January 14th, 2016 at 12:56 pm (UTC-4)
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Too much aid, even if well funded, misses the mark by being top-down with tight centralized controls. The world response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, for example, came with plenty of money. Yet a post-crisis evaluation found “international agencies often brushed local capacities aside.”